Coogler reflects on the tsunami of 'Black Panther' in Cannes

Coogler reflects on the tsunami of 'Black Panther' in Cannes

In the aftermath of Black Panther's astronomic success, directer Ryan Coogler has revealed his desire to direct a female-led sequel to the movie during an interview with Variety at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

Director Ryan Coogler poses for photographers during a photo call at the 71st worldwide film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Martin - who has also starred in the "Hobbit" movies - said it's important to keep the potential influence of films in perspective.

Also, he mentions that in the comic-book version, the women did have their own spin-off, so to speak; so he'd be all in to work on it.

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Critics especially praised its strong women characters such as Nakia (Lupita Nyongo), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and Shuri (Letitia Wright).

As it's been widely reported, Black Panther is the highest-grossing superhero film of all time, after it made more than $1.2 billion globally. "There's a whole section of the film where T'Challa is out of the movie and you're just following the women", he said, referencing when T'Challa played by Chadwick Boseman is defeated in a battle for the throne by his cousin Erik Killmonger (Michael B Jordan).

"You feel like you are watching something fresh and new", Coogler noted, according to Indiewire. His mother had a wide-ranging love for and knowledge about films - "My mom was like IMDB before there was IMDB", he said with a laugh - while his father preferred action movies, from the Rocky films to Steven Seagal movies. That part of it was exciting.

While appearing at the Cannes Film Festival, Coogler talked about a particular scene in Black Panther that's near and dear to him.

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