Ryan Coogler would direct a female spinoff of 'Black Panther'

Ryan Coogler, director of the Atlanta-filmed hit, Black Panther , said he would be happy to see an all-female spinoff starring the women of Wakanda.

Last week during a panel discussion at the Cannes Film Festival, Coogler said he was into the idea.

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

Coogler also stated that one of his favorite parts of Black Panther included a stretch in which T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is believed to be dead and the audience is following the women in the film.

“That part of it was exciting. We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie,” Coogler said. “Some of them have before. We were so fortunate. I would watch a movie with them!”

"Them" would be actresses including Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) who recently shared outtakes from the film on social media.

Black Panther quickly shattered a series of box office records and has since ascended the list of highest grossing films of all time bringing in more than $1.3 billion globally. The film was released digitally earlier this month. It comes out on Blu-Ray Tuesday.

Marvel studio heads have indicated that a sequel is brewing though it is unclear which characters would be part of the production.

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Nedra Rhone
Nedra Rhone
Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.