Black Panther,' 4 weeks in, tops 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Chadwick Boseman in a scene from

Ava DuVernay, left, and Ryan Coogler arrive at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in February.

Directors Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler are making history in Hollywood, and supporting each other along the way. It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister.

The Fruitvale Station filmmaker said the Selma director was "already one of [his] heroes" before they had ever met because he admired her 2010 and 2012 films I Will Follow and Middle of Nowhere.

"Black Panther", starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular king of the African utopia Wakanda, is the first movie since "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to top the domestic box offices for four consecutive weekends.

Coogler also highlighted DuVernay's passion for equality and how she made sure that women directors and creatives were hired during the creation of her TV series, Queen Sugar and her searing Netflix documentary, 13th. Ava is inclusion, equity and representation. She is all of these things, but sometimes I forget she is human.

Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon play the three supernatural beings who help guide Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a 13-year-old who loves physics, in a search for her missing father that involves saving the universe from impending evil.

Today the talented director checked into The Breakfast Club to talk about getting into the game at a "late" age, getting Sade to cut a song for the soundtrack to A Wrinkle In Time, and why she passed on directing Black Panther.

".My big sister inspired her crew with love and navigated the challenges of studio filmmaking, adapting a book that many people called unfilmable into a movie that explodes with hope, with love and with women warriors".

He also referred to the hidden message found within "A Wrinkle in Time" that told the story of "a little black girl with glasses" who refused to accept that her father was lost.

Related:

Comments


Other news