Plus, A Wrinkle in Time has already made a name for itself due to the fact that by being hired to direct it, Ava DuVernay is the first woman of color to helm a live action movie with a budget exceeding $100 million.
"Ava DuVernay is someone who makes the impossible look easy", he wrote.
He went on to discuss the early days of DuVernay's career as an admired Hollywood publicist, noting she'd written, produced, and directed "two awesome films, about black women finding hope while experiencing grief and loss, all while maintaining a production and distribution company to finance and distribute underserved independent films made by women and people of color".
With Coogler's most recent film, Black Panther, speeding closer to $1 billion, the 31-year-old filmmaker from Oakland took time away from celebrating to write a touching ode on ESPN W to his friend, peer and fellow creative.
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The Dane needed two hours and 17 minutes to get past the world No.49 Belarusian. "It wasn't very easy, obviously", she said . Venus's victory also comes 17 years after an ugly booing incident led to a 14-year boycott of the tournament by the sisters.
They first met in 2013, a year before DuVernay released Selma.
The Disney film, directed by Ava DuVernay, boasts an incredible cast - including Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon - but a negative reception from critics risked denting its returns in cinemas. Says Coogler, "Ava is the past, present and future". She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality.
With A Wrinkle in Time's opening weekend competition including smaller fare like Gringo, Thoroughbreds and The Strangers: Prey at Night, it's not shocking that it was the top performer last night.
He also referred to the hidden message found within "A Wrinkle in Time" that told the story of "a little black girl with glasses" who refused to accept that her father was lost.
Now it looks like the overall weekend will be a photo finish: Wrinkle In Time's estimates are at around $40 million - with Black Panther thought to be cruising towards $37 million.