06 Feb Stacey Osei-Kuffour has become the first Black woman to pen a Marvel movie
By Staff reporter
Stacey Osei-Kuffour has become the first Black woman to pen a Marvel movie, following the news of Nia DaCosta being tapped to helm Captain Marvel 2, making her the studios’ first Black woman director.
Osei-Kufuor’s writing credits include HBO’s Watchmen, Amazon’s Hunters, and the Hulu series Pen15, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Osei-Kufuor is a New York based Ghanaian playwright .Stacey has enormous experience of writing plays and poetry .She completed her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York.
Stacey was nominated for Emmy awards after writing a comedy series titled Hulu’s Pen 15
According to her, she struggled to find work after college, and went on to experience series of disappointment in Hollywood. But she didn’t give up.
News of Stacy Osei-Kuffour landing the Blade reboot writer gig comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which reveals that Marvel and star Mahershala Ali have been working hard for the last few months to find the right scribe for the project.
The report also adds that “only Black writers were seriously considered, a reflection of Marvel’s focus on diversity and making representation a key factor.” As a result, Osei-Kuffour is now the first Black female writer to tackle a Marvel film