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Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman at the European premiere of Marvel's 'Black Panther' held at the Eventim Apollo in London. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the movie follows T'Challa's adventures after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 8th February 2018

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'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Not Worried About Sabotage Campaign


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'Black Panther' looks set to make history as the next entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Chadwick Boseman playing the titular role and becoming the first person of colour to lead a film of the superhero comic book genre. Looking set to rake in around $150 million during its opening weekend in the US alone, fans of the MCU think that this could be the greatest Marvel film to-date. Of course, with the positivity comes the negativity of a vocal minority, and now one anti-Marvel films troll has set up a campaign to sabotage the movie's audience score on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.

Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' is set to come to cinemas soonRyan Coogler's 'Black Panther' is set to come to cinemas soon

Claiming to be a fan of the DC Extended Universe, the troll has put together a group who say that their anger stems from Marvel and Disney spotlighting somebody who isn't a white male in their films, and so now hope to give the company a massive hit in profits. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like their attempts to do that will make any negative impact. In fact, it may actually go the other way and see more people see 'Black Panther' in cinemas than there would have been before.

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Zinzi Evans and Ryan Coogler at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther', held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie is the second to feature Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero, following 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 30th January 2018

Zinzi Evans and Ryan Coogler
Zinzi Evans and Ryan Coogler
Zinzi Evans and Ryan Coogler

'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Says Movie Is The 'James Bond' Of The MCU


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'Black Panther' will undoubtedly be one of the most compelling Marvel Cinematic Universe releases of all time. Those working on the film have been given a clear vision to push through, and it would seem that everybody behind-the-scenes were more than willing to experiment with the usual working formula to do something special here.

Ryan Coogler directs upcoming MCU movie 'Black Panther'Ryan Coogler directs upcoming MCU movie 'Black Panther'

Chadwick Boseman is the actor tackling the leading role of T'Challa, aka the crime-fighting Black Panther in the superhero flick, following his debut in Joe Russo's 'Captain America: Civil War'. Here, he'll be destined to take to the throne of Wakanda following the death of his father, but there will of course be obstacles in his way, challenging the power that's destined to come his way. With a plot that already sounds hugely different to anything we've seen so far from the MCU, it's no surprise to hear the spy genre may be closer to what we see when 'Black Panther' hits the big screen.

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'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler On How His Film Combats Superhero Movie Fatigue


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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is without a doubt one of the most celebrated film universes in existence, with a whole slew of successful movies making their way to the big screen over the past few years, and plenty more potential successes right around the corner. One of those is 'Black Panther', which will allow the titular character to take the spotlight, also marking the first time a person of colour has led a superhero movie.

Ryan Coogler serves as director on 'Black Panther'Ryan Coogler serves as director on 'Black Panther'

Chadwick Boseman is the man taking on the superhero role of Black Panther, aka T'Challa, and looks to be becoming a huge part of the MCU moving forward. In this film however, the focus will be on his home of Wakanda - one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet - and the struggle he faces when his father dies and he's supposed to be ascend to the throne. Facing many adversaries who would rather the power go elsewhere, T'Challa must ensure his home remains a place of joy, rather than fear and chaos.

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'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler To Hold Flint Fundraiser On Oscars Night


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Creed director Ryan Coogler has helped organise a star-studded benefit for the residents of Flint, Michigan which will take place on February 28th, the same night as the Academy Awards. Dubbed #JUSTICEFORFLINT, the event will be hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress and is presented by ‘Blackout for Human Rights’, Coogler’s activist collective which is devoted to addressing human rights violations in the U.S.

Ryan CooglerRyan Coolger will hold a fundraiser for Flint, Michigan on Oscar night.

According to Buzzfeed, singer Janelle Monae, 'Grey’s Anatomy' actor Jesse Williams and Selma director Ava DuVernay will all be in attendance. The event will be held at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint and will be free to attend.

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Ryan Coogler , Guest - Creed The Rocky Legacy UK premiere held at the Empire - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th January 2016

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Ryan Coogler - The European Premiere of 'Creed' held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th January 2016

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Creed Trailer


The world of professional boxing is one that often doesn't end well even though Rocky Balboa was once crowned heavyweight champion of the world he's had his fair share of ups and downs. Having previously been diagnosed with brain damage, Rocky thinks his time fighting is well behind him.

Having lost his wife years earlier, Rocky lives in his hometown of Philadelphia with very little company and when Adonis Johnson (the son of one time foe and subsequent friend Apollo Creed) turns up on his door step asking to be trained, Rocky is incredibly reluctant to accept. However, after seeing Adonis fight, he sees a spark in the young man that similar to that of his father and agrees to take him on - all this whilst fighting a disease of his own.

After a short amount of time, Creed finds himself in with a chance of winning the title for himself, but the young protégé soon finds out that he must master much more than just physical strength to become the champion.

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Creed - First Look Trailer


Adonis Johnson Creed is the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, who died fighting in the ring after a post-retirement comeback. He has little memory of his father, but shares the same intense passion for boxing. He's always been his own trainer, reluctant to be coddled by anyone, and now he's ready to really carry on his father's legacy in his first major fight. In a bid to become the best, he decides to visit Philadelphia to meet his late father's friend and previous opponent Rocky Balboa, formerly the World Heavyweight Champion, and convince him to train him up. However, Adonis Creed has a lot more to fight than just another boxer, as he struggles with issues of the law, falling in love and underlying self-worth. If he wants to be great, he needs to start believing in himself.

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Video - Saving Mr Banks' Emma Thompson Hits The 2014 National Board Of Review Awards - Part 3


'Saving Mr Banks' star Emma Thompson was snapped by paparazzi as she walked the black carpet at the 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala in New York.

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Ryan Coogler - 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

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Early 'Sundance' Favourites Already Generating A Buzz For Upcoming Movies


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The Sundance Film Festival is the place to be for young, aspiring filmmakers hoping to crack into the hotly-contested business of the movies. By the end of the film festival, which this year runs from 16-26 January, there are always a selection of film titles that are revived for the following awards season, and this year people are so eager for the celluloid showcase that a number of early contenders for festival glory have been marked before their debut release.

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The dark God's Pocket stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Eddie Marsan

In thirty years the film has discovered some of the most promising filmmakers out there and continues to deliver, from Roland Joffé’s The Killing Fields in the festival's opening year (1985) to last year's most notable success; Fruitvale Station, the debut feature length from Ryan Coogler. With another 120 films to get through this year it seems more than likely that at least one of the releases will be leaving Park City, Utah, with more than a few skiing lessons and a commemorative t-shirt.

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10 Best Films Of 2013


Chiwetel Ejiofor Steve McQueen Matt Damon Rob Lowe Michael Douglas Sarah Polley Lake Bell Paul Greengrass Tom Hanks Ryan Coogler Michael B. Jordan Octavia Spencer James McAvoy Christian Bale Bradley Cooper Jennifer Lawrence Amy Adams

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

10. Behind The Candelabra - Sadly consigned to TV in America, this Liberace biopic's lavish production design deserves to be projected on the biggest screen possible. As do great performances from Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and a hilarious Rob Lowe.
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Michelle Obama Fronts Filmmakers Workshop At White House As She Promotes Careers In Hollywood


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First Lady Michelle Obama presented a filmmakers workshop at the White House on Friday, 8 November, to promote careers in the entertainment industry to a group of high school students. Obama enlisted the help of Harvey Weinstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Coogler, Bruce Cohen, Blake Lively and a myriad of other Hollywood stars as part of an a-list forum aimed at encouraging kids to look towards the film and TV industry as a possible career path.

The all-star panel capped off a day of activities for high schools students gathered from Boston, Washington, D.C. and New York meeting in the capital. The First Lady aims to promote careers in the entertainment industry outside of acting and directing, as well as hopefully inspiring a generation of future Oscar winners.

"It just doesn’t take technical knowledge to succeed in the movie business. It is not just about being the best actor, or creating the best special effects,” the First Lady said (via The Warp). “It is about having grit.”

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Ryan Coogler

Date of birth

23rd May, 1986

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Place of birth

Oakland, California


Ryan Coogler Movies

Black Panther Trailer

Black Panther Trailer

Wakanda is one of Africa's biggest nations, it's still a third world country but it's...

Creed Movie Review

Creed Movie Review

While this film is basically Rocky VII, it's also much more than that, and perhaps...

Creed Trailer

Creed Trailer

The world of professional boxing is one that often doesn't end well even though Rocky...

Creed - First Look Trailer

Creed - First Look Trailer

Adonis Johnson Creed is the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, who died fighting in...

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