Ryan Coogler And Wife Zinzi Evans Are Expecting Their First Child

The ‘Black Panther’ director have another reason to celebrate.

Yasss 😍😍😍 Come through Black love!

Ryan Coogler is all over the globe for his amazing professional accomplishments while keeping his personal life private. I am pleased to learn that the Black Panther director and his wife, Zinzi Evans, are expecting their first child

Coogler says he and Evans began dating in college and that she has supported his Hollywood dreams from the very start. “My wife, she was my girl at the time, [and] they had a software where you could write screenplays,” he said in an interview with Hot97. “I was trying to write in Microsoft Word. It’s impossible because your format gotta be right. I was broke, playing football on the little scholarship money. And my wife scrapped together some cheese and bought me Final Draft, which is the software that you write your movies on.”

Now thats love and Im so happy for them..Congrats

Ryan Coogler Officially Signs On To Do A ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

Wakanda Forever

Ryan has signed on to write and direct the ‘Black Panther’ sequel

via THR:

While the move was expected — Marvel wanted to keep the creative team as intact as possible and a sequel was never in any real doubt — the timing was always unclear. 

Black Panther, centering on T’Challa, the king of a fictional African country, was an outsized success both commercially and critically. The pic, which starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, grossed $700 million domestically and more than $1.3 billion worldwide, and is also considered a contender for Oscar consideration. The movie became a defining cultural moment and touchstone, especially for the black community.

In the weeks prior and after the film’s February release, both Marvel and Coogler’s camp were hounded about when a sequel deal would be inked. Typically, a filmmaker is more than willing to quickly sign on for a follow-up, and a studio is eager to snap up a key piece of talent in the lead-up to or right after a successful opening. But Coogler’s camp shook off the peer pressure and took its time in making a deal, which occurred under the radar some time ago.

Sources say the plan at this stage is for Coogler to write the script next year with an eye to start production in either late 2019 or early 2020. Marvel and parent company Disney, however, have not made any official announcements about Marvel’s slate of movies beyond the release of the next Avengers pic in May 2019 and a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in July — and plans could shift.

Coogler is developing the drama Wrong Answer with his frequent collaborator and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan. He also is executive producing LeBron James’ Space Jam sequel and acts in the same capacity on the upcoming Creed 2.

LeBron James Will Star In ‘Space Jam’ Sequel

NBA star LeBron James will star in the ‘Space Jam’ sequel produced by Ryan Coogler and directed by Terence Nance.

Rumors of LeBron James starring in Space Jam 2 have been out there for some time, but yesterday it became official!

The NBA star and his SpringHill Entertainment production company confirmed he is officially a part of the Toon Squad by posting this photo via social media

Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) will produce the Space Jam sequel and Terence Nance (“Random Acts Of Flyness“) will direct the film, which is set to begin production in the 2019 NBA off-season.

Via THR

LeBron shared how much this project means to him:

The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie.

It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.

 

Im so hype , this gonna be DOPE!