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Ryan Coogler Says He Might Make A "Black Panther" Spinoff Focused On The Women Of Wakanda

Take my money now, Coogler.

Posted on May 11, 2018, at 10:57 a.m. ET

On Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, Ryan Coogler, director of the box office mega-hit Black Panther, revealed he'd be into exploring a movie based on the women in the fictional world of Wakanda.

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"Oh man," Coogler said. "That would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic-book version."

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"We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie,” he said, rattling off the names of Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Letitia Wright. "Some of them have before!"

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The director also spoke of how there was a sizable portion of Black Panther that focused primarily on the women in the life of T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) that comes right after — SPOILER — the protagonist is thrown off a cliff by Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). "That’s one of my favorite parts of the movie when I watched it, and I didn’t expect that," Coogler said.

"That part of the movie you feel like you’re watching something fresh and new," Coogler continued. "That part of it was exciting."
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"That part of the movie you feel like you’re watching something fresh and new," Coogler continued. "That part of it was exciting."

"I would watch a movie with them!" he said. SAME, RYAN. SAME.

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