Ryan Coogler Update on Bitter Root Series

Ryan Coogler was hinted at wanting to try his hand at the comic series Bitter Root some time back.  Legendary Pictures picked up the pitch by the director and gave it a green light to start the casting/screenwriting process.

Bitter Root is a comic book series that focuses on an alternate reality New York. Harlem begins an uprising in a world that is under strict segregation control, and filled to the brim with otherworldly monsters. It’s sort of like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

The comic series has had some criticism levied it’s way for the aforementioned similarities. However, it has also found a pretty dedicated group of fans for it’s fantastic art style and timely themes.
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Coogler has certainly made a name for himself!


Best known for his work on the movies Creed, which earned Sylvester Stallone an Oscar nod, and Black Panther. Ryan Coogler is an ideal choice to tell this particular comic book story!

His attention to world building, great pacing and sense of style will lend itself very well to a story like Bitter Root. And with the monsters and art of the world, it will give him a chance to flex his creative muscles a little bit more.

There hasn’t been much in the way of updates for the Bitter Root movie. As at the time of this article Coogler is actively working on Black Panther 2, so casting and story synopsis are secret.

What do you think of Coogler’s new project? Do you think it could be a cool segue into a new brand of comic storytelling or will it go the way of Bloodshot? Be sure to let us know in the comments below and follow Scoophash for more updates!