This isn't the first time that DuVernay has distanced herself from a Disney franchise, with the director revealing that she passed on the opportunity to helm Marvel's Black Panther as "it really wasn't going to be an Ava DuVernay film". In this article, he goes in depth about what makes Ava stand out among her peers, Coogler being one of them. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", he began.
The Black Panther director recalls how DuVernay, a publicist turned director, was "already one of [his] heroes" before he met her, given that he admired her 2010 and 2012 films I Will Follow and Middle of Nowhere.
DuVernay's production company worked to finance and distribute independent movies created by women and people of color.
On top of that, he mentioned the quality of her work and her efforts to improve diversity on her sets, including her decision to hire all-woman directors and ladies for her important creative roles for season one of her OWN Network show Queen Sugar, something she plans to continue in season two. "Ava is inclusion, equity and representation", wrote Coogler.More news: Prince William to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle?
Ava is the past, present and future. "She is all of these things, but sometimes I forget she is human", Coogler wrote, saying that he found out that she lost her father a few years back when she was filming her documentary 13th. I almost lost my father, and it nearly broke me in half.
No matter how A Wrinkle In Time does, at least Ava DuVernay knows she has at least one absolute rave review waiting for her whenever she wants it. "Ava, the warrior, weathered that loss while making 13th to show everyone with a Netflix subscription that American slavery never ended - it had only morphed".
Then she infused the love she had for her father, and her mother who is still with us, into the attractive film "A Wrinkle in Time".
As the 45-year-old opened her new movie A Wrinkle in Time in the US on Friday (09Mar18), the Black Panther director penned a sweet letter describing the filmmaker as one of his heroes.