Ryan Coogler is, frankly, the only choice Marvel could make for Black Panther.
Creed, which landed at the number four spot on my end of the year top ten list, is one of those films I've seen several times now and each time, I see something else about it that I find impressive. Coogler made a strong debut with Fruitvale Station, but his technical work on Creed is on a whole different level. What strikes me most about his work is how deceptively simple his visual plan for the film was, because there are some really sophisticated sequences that audiences most likely never think about twice in terms of how they were created. There are invisible visual effects that audiences didn't register at all, and there are some terrific bits of action staging during the fights.