Deadline has reported that Nia DaCosta, the director of the upcoming Candymanreboot, has been tapped to direct a sequel to Marvel's Captain Marvel. DaCosta was one of several potential candidates who met with Marvel's Kevin Feige over the weekend, but seemed to edge her competition out, according to the trade publication. Neither Marvel or Disney have released a statement.
The as-yet untitled sequel will be written by WandaVisionseries writer Megan McDonnell and star Brie Larson, reprising her titular role as Carol Danvers. DaCosta will be succeeding the first film's directing duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. If selected, DaCosta will be the first Black woman to direct an MCU film.
DaCosta made her directorial debut in 2018 with the acclaimed Neo-Western thriller Little Woods (which incidentally starred the MCU's Valkyrie Tessa Thompson), and was subsequently hired to direct the much-anticipated Candymanreboot produced by Jordan Peele.
The film, which is a direct continuation of the 1992 original that ignores all previous sequels, was originally set for release on June 12, 2020, but was delayed to October 16 due to the ongoing global situation.
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