Ryan Coogler Praises Ava DuVernay For Making 'The Impossible Look Easy'


This isn't the first time that DuVernay has distanced herself from a Disney franchise, with the director revealing that she passed on the opportunity to helm Marvel's Black Panther as "it really wasn't going to be an Ava DuVernay film". In this article, he goes in depth about what makes Ava stand out among her peers, Coogler being one of them. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", he raved in the letter published on ESPN's website.

A film that depicts a black protagonist-in all her fury, pain, and love-is especially radical, Ford explains, because America has continually "sought to conscript. black [women] into a toolbox for the country's deliverance".

1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday, topping newcomer "A Wrinkle in Time" which placed second. He exclaimed, "She was already one of my heroes, and that was before she took one of the most sought-after scripts in Hollywood and turned it into the best film about Dr. Martin Luther King that anyone will ever make".

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Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon are set to walk the red carpet in London for the European premiere of their film A Wrinkle In Time.

Given that she already has an established relationship with Disney through A Wrinkle in Time, and gave advice to J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: The Force Awakens with regards to the climactic showdown between Rey and Kylo Ren, the filmmaker would seem to be a ideal fit for the galaxy far, far away.

"Ava is the past, present and future", Coogler wrote Friday at espnW, calling DuVernay his "big sister" and discussing how she's inspired him. She's quickly become someone to watch in Hollywood, and she's just released her newest film, A Wrinkle in Time, a major Disney property that is essentially about a "little black girl with glasses".