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Black Panther News: T' Chaka to be killed off in Captain America: Civil War? F. Gary Gray reveals interest in directing

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August 12
5:40 AM 2015

An important character in the story of the Black Panther might not make it to the stand alone film as rumors suggest that it might be killed off in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Director Ava Duvernay explained why she did not take the job of being the director for the movie, while rumors suggest that Straight Outta Compton director, F. Gary Gray might helm the film.

As reported by Movie Web, Black Panther's father, T' Chaka might not make it to the stand alone film or even in the Infinity War as it might be killed in Captain America: Civil War which is set to hit theaters next year. However, it was not revealed how, or who killed the King of Wakanda.

In the comics, T' Chaka was Klaue while he was trying to protect his wife and children. His death happened after he was called by the UN with the intention of setting up a trade route with Wakanda given its techonological advancements and natural resources.

Meanwhile, Selma director, Ava DuVernay revealed why she did not take the offer to direct the film. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, DuVernay said that the project required commitment and added that she weighed the things that were more important to her.

"For me, it was a process of trying to figure out, are these people I want to go to bed with? Because it's really a marriage, and for this it would be three years," she said.

"It'd be three years of not doing other things that are important to me. So it was a question of, is this important enough for me to do?" she added.

The wait continues for the director of the upcoming film. But even though it has not been confirmed yet, Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray revealed his interest in Marvel's Black Panther in a recent interview, as reported by Yibada.

The director was previously set to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier, however, Gray chose to direct Straight Outta Compton instead. It was not revealed in the interview whether Gray already talked to the executives from Marvel. Chadwick Boseman is set to play the titular role in the upcoming Black Panther. It is set to hit theaters in July 06, 2018. 

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