"You have to be realistic about what we do". 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.
In his recent two-hour talk at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday afternoon (May 10), Coogler turned the spotlight on the female characters in the Marvel film and their importance to the overall story.
It may only be May, but Black Panther has already had a massively wonderful year.
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Marvel has teamed with LEGO to launch a new animated short series based on our favorite heroes titled "Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda". Black Panther is out now on digital, and releases May 15 on Blu-ray and DVD. Certain members of certain communities feel that, 'Yes, this is my film.
Coogler also explained the important role his parents played in exposing him to film.
The superhero movie was more than epic when it hit the silver screen and now the young director has revealed that he is more than open to creating a female spin-off to the blockbuster hit.
"In a macro sense, that's the black community", he said. That's the world I come from. He's a black man who's unaffected by colonization. He also told reporters there was a time that he didn't see himself making it past 25.