2018 started off A-1 for Marvel with the release of the most amazing film thus far, Black Panther. But, the comic company owned by Disney isn't stopping there. Captain America is being released in July, and the company has just announced that Black Panther writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates will be writing this Marvel film as well.
Why is this important? Because Black Panther's story structure blew the last C.A. film out of the water.
So, who is Mr. Coates? Well, he's a 42-year-old male, from Baltimore, Maryland. Not only does he write films, but he is also a journalist, comic book writer, author and educator. He is also the national correspondent for The Atlantic. He attended Howard University, but left before graduating to pursue a career in journalism, making him the only child in his family to not have a college degree.
He is the writer of the comic book series for the Black Panther, which subsequently led to him writing the movie.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing Captain America. "I’m not convinced I can tell the story, I want to tell—which is precisely why I want so bad to tell it," he writes. https://t.co/63Y0DB3DaV pic.twitter.com/JtBDB8X7mw— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) February 28, 2018
Captain America #1 releases (obviously) July 4, 2018.
You can read Coates' full article about his new project here.