Black Panther Ryan Coogler, the director, was mistakenly thought to be a bankrobber. After being handcuffed in Atlanta by police, he realized who he really was. The incident took place at a Bank of America facility on Jan. 7, but it wasn’t reported until Wednesday. TMZThe police report was obtained. Coogler, who was also the director of the Rocky Continuation Creed“The situation,” said he. “should never have happened.”
Coogler, who is 35 years old, went to the bank in order to withdraw cash. The teller gave him a slip of withdrawal with a note reading. “I would like to withdraw $12,000 cash from my checking account. Please do the money count somewhere else. I’d like to be discreet.”The teller thought that the letter was suspicious, and called the police in order to report an attempted robbery.
The director of ‘Black Panther was briefly detained in Atlanta, where he was filming ‘Wakanda Forever. https://t.co/KayBm3Loxh
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The officers detained Coogler and Coogler when they arrived. They entered the bank, and then took Coogler into custody. Police later admitted that the incident was a mistake. The incident was blamed by police on the teller who was described as a pregnant Black lady. According to police, the withdrawal activated an alert. The teller then told her boss that there had been a robbery attempt. They then dialed 911.
Coogler was informed by police that he was being freed and then asked for the badge numbers from all those involved in his arrest. He told police that he was being released on Wednesday morning. TMZHe was able to move on from the incident. “This situation should never have happened. However, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on,”He said.
“We deeply regret that this incident occurred,”Bank of America spokesperson said Variety. “It never should have happened and we have apologized to Mr. Coogler.”
Coogler is available in Georgia to direct Wakanda Forever: Black PantherThe movie is due for release in November. After his third movie, this is his fourth. Fruitvale Station (2013), Creed (2015). Black Panther (2018). Coogler was also a producer. Judas and the Black Messiah, Space Jam: A New Legacy?, Creed II.
This is the latest incident in the Black Panther 2 production. Letitia Wright, star of the film, suffered minor injuries while filming in Boston. Wright returned to London to recover. Filming was put off in November. In January Production resumed one week later than originally planned after some members of the cast and crew, including Lupita Nyong’o, was positive for COVID-19. The movie is expected to open on November 11.