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.
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.