While Ryan Coogler's Black Panther continues on its unstoppable domination of cinemas worldwide - it passed the $1 billion in box office takings at the weekend - Ava Duvernay's A Wrinkle in Time took $33.3 million during its opening weekend, which is enough to make it the second highest-grossing film in American cinema at the moment.
Coogler shared his praise for DuVernay's 2014 film, Selma, and the 2016 show, Queen Sugar, for which DuVernay "mandated the use of female directors and key creatives".
During my interview with Storm Reid, we talked about what it was like being back at her old elementary school, how she got involved with A Wrinkle in Time, working on a blockbuster feature with director Ava DuVernay, the advice she has for aspiring young actors, and much more. "I met her in 2013, but she's one of those people who you feel like you've always known", Coogler began.
Black Panther, however, has swiftly become the highest-grossing film of the year both in the U.S. and internationally, outstripping its nearest rival, Fifty Shades Freed, by a multiple of five.
Ryan Coogler took time out of his day to pay tribute to Ava DuVernay, calling her a pioneer.
"Ava is a pioneer". Ava is inclusion, equity and representation.
"Black Panther", starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular king of the African utopia Wakanda, is the first movie since "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to top the domestic box offices for four consecutive weekends.
".My big sister inspired her crew with love and navigated the challenges of studio filmmaking, adapting a book that many people called unfilmable into a movie that explodes with hope, with love and with women warriors". 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".