With her movie, “The Old Guard” coming out, Gina Prince-Bythewood has become the first black woman to direct a live action comic book movie.
The movie follows the lives of immortals who have been around for centuries.
Directing this movie, held Gina to realise her dream.
“I, for a long while, never thought I’d get the opportunity to make one given the way Hollywood loves to work,” Prince-Bythewood, 51, tells Variety. “But then Patty Jenkins did ‘Wonder Woman’ and did such a phenomenal job that, that creaked the door open just a little bit.”
As the film opens in the era of Black Lives Matter, it seems Hollywood may be catching up to Prince-Bythewood, who has focused her career on putting Black women in front of the camera.
Netflix has confirmed that she is the first black woman to direct such a movie.
The video streaming platform called her “a true artist, a phenomenal filmmaker, an immortal inspiration.”
Lovers of the movie would be glad to note that, there are already talks for a sequel to the movie.
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