By now, you've probably heard of "Black Panther," which has taken the box office by storm since hitting theaters in February. The film, wrote Variety, "marks the first time that a major studio has greenlit a black superhero movie with an African-American director and a primarily black cast." The star line-up includes actors such as Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, and Forest Whitaker, among many more.
One of the minds behind the film is Ryan Coogler, a 31-year-old director who previously worked on movies like "Fruitvale Station" and the "Rocky" sequel "Creed." Coogler was able to take a popular comic and transform it for the screen, creating an epic film in the process. Here, drawn from his interviews with Variety, NPR, and Slash Film, are some of his best storytelling tips: