‘Black Panther 2’ will stay in Georgia and director/co-writer Ryan Coogler explains why
Ryan Coogler attends Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch Brunch during the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Palm Springs, California. - Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/TNS

“Black Panther 2″ will stay in Georgia, said director and co-writer Ryan Coogler in an essay where he expressed his negative feelings toward the recently passed voting law but explained why he chose not to leave the state. He said he spoke with voting rights activists in the state and came to “understand that many of the people employed by my film, including all the local vendors and businesses we engage, are the very same people who will bear the brunt of SB202. For those reasons, I will not be engaging in a boycott of Georgia. What I will be doing is using my voice to emphasize the effects o...