Nia DaCosta is focused and she will not fail. After collaborating with Jordan Peele to deliver the highly anticipated Candyman reboot, she has secured yet another bag. The talented filmmaker is set to direct the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel.
Neither Disney nor Marvel has confirmed the news, but Deadline has reported that DaCosta will replace Anna Bodn and Ryan Fleck for the second film. As of now, we know that WandaVision‘s Megan McDonnell will write the script and Brie Larson will return as the lead.
At first, it may appear as a surprise that Marvel is switching up directors for the sequel, but true moviegoers are not as surprised. Thor, Iron Man and Captain America sequels all featured new directors to give the films a fresh voice.
DaCosta will do more than just give the film a fresh voice, she will likely make history. In 2018, Ava DuVernay broke barriers by leading directing A Wrinkle In Time, which had a budget of $115 million. If projections are correct, DaCosta will pass that mark, making it the largest budget given to a Black woman.
The latest Captain Marvel film will hit theaters in July 2022.