The world’s greatest Black director: Ryan Coogler
Updated: Dec 27, 2022
There are many brilliant directors, from Christopher Nolan to Matt Reeves, but this man is different. This is Ryan Coogler, an African-American director.
Coogler might not have made a lot of films, but his work is amazing! He made his directorial debut with the film Fruitvale Station starring Micheal B. Jordan - it follows the true story of how a black man was murdered by racist police officers and it earned acclaim from critics.
Coogler’s second film was Creed, a spin-off from the popular Rocky franchise. Like Rocky, it starred Jordan alongside Sylvester Stallone, which again led to critical acclaim with praise for his direction and performances.
Coogler’s masterpiece is the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular character and Jordan again, marking his third collaboration with the director. The film grossed over $1 billion worldwide, becoming the fifth-highest grossing film of all time and was the second highest-grossing film of 2018. Like his other films, it received critical acclaim - particularly for its costume designing and musical score. Coogler will return to direct the sequel to Black Panther, known as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Ryan Coogler might not have made a lot of movies but, in my opinion, is the greatest black director of all time. His name will be remembered for years to come.