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Ryan Coogler would love to make a female Black Panther spin-off

Ryan Coogler would love to make a female Black Panther spin-off

Film director Ryan Coogler says "The Godfather" was a major influence on "Black Panther", but he was apprehensive about making that public.

"Oh man", Variety reports Coogler saying. "I hope that me and you can leave the business in a better place than where we found it". His mother had a wide-ranging love for and knowledge about films - "My mom was like IMDB before there was IMDB", he said with a laugh - while his father preferred action movies, from the Rocky films to Steven Seagal movies.

The 46-year-old actor stars as Everett K. Ross in the widely acclaimed Marvel movie, which features a predominantly black cast, but Martin doubts the film will spark a significant social change in the US.

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As it's been widely reported, Black Panther is the highest-grossing superhero film of all time, after it made more than $1.2 billion globally. "Oh man", Coogler said when posed the question about a female spinoff.

The Black Panther comic book relaunch from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreze was released in 2016. On Wednesday night, "Black Panther" was screened on the Cannes beach. Certain members of certain communities feel that, 'Yes, this is my film.

"My mind is being stretched by what we as people can do", he said. One that sounds out, though, is how respected and fierce women are portrayed to be in the film. "I saw a lot of good people who didn't make it past that age, whether they went to prison or whether they were murdered".