Ava DuVernay isn't interested in directing a Star Wars movie

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther made an estimated $41 million this past weekend, pushing the superhero movie past $1 billion at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is one of the highest grossing movies of all time, a feat that it accomplished in nearly exactly one month. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", he raved in the letter published on ESPN's website. She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality, ' Coogler wrote.

The Compton native's relatively late to the movie game and has already got some pretty impressive films under her belt like Selma, 13, and more recently, A Wrinkle In Time.

A film that depicts a black protagonist-in all her fury, pain, and love-is especially radical, Ford explains, because America has continually "sought to conscript. black [women] into a toolbox for the country's deliverance".

'Ava is a pioneer.




Coogler also highlighted DuVernay's passion for equality and how she made sure that women directors and creatives were hired during the creation of her TV series, Queen Sugar and her searing Netflix documentary, 13th. Ava is inclusion, equity and representation.

The movie, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling, came in second place to Disney's other big film "Black Panther".

Then she infused the love she had for her father, and her mother who is still with us, into the lovely film "A Wrinkle in Time". She's quickly become someone to watch in Hollywood, and she's just released her newest film, A Wrinkle in Time, a major Disney property that is essentially about a "little black girl with glasses". The main character in the film, Meg, uses her love, her hope and her kickass skills as a scientist to bring him back, and maybe she saves the universe along the way.

Check out the full letter over at ESPNW. Duvernay was one of Coogler's biggest cheerleaders when "Black Panther" premiered a few weeks ago.

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