It has been announced that Ryan Coogler (‘Creed,’ ‘Fruitvale Station’) will take the helm of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther,’ with release pencilled in for February 2018.

Chadwick Boseman is attached to play the titular superhero after debuting as the character in the upcoming Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ hitting Irish cinemas April 29th.

“We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” said producer Kevin Feige. “The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.”

Coogler wrote and directed his first award-winning feature film, ‘Fruitvale Station,’ in 2013. He most recently he reunited with that film’s star, Michael B. Jordan, for the critically-acclaimed ‘Rocky’ spinoff ‘Creed.’

CREED hits Irish cinemas January 15, 2016.