Ryan Coogler Reveals ‘Black Panther 2′ Will Stay in Georgia For This Big Reason

Ryan Coogler is opening up about his decision to keep Black Panther 2 in Georgia, despite the passing of the law that restricts voting among its’ citizens.

“The fight for full enfranchisement is fundamental to the African-American struggle in this country and to this country’s claim to functioning democracy. As an African-American, and as a citizen, I oppose all attempts, explicit and otherwise, to shrink the electorate and reduce access to the ballot,” the 34-year-old director began his essay for Deadline.

Ryan continued, “I say this as I return to Georgia, a state that holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Atlanta for eight months while filming my last movie. I have long looked forward to returning. But, when I was informed of the passage of SB202 in the state, and its ramifications for the state’s voters, I was profoundly disappointed.”

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