Captain Marvel has a new director to take care of as director Nia DaCosta has been chosen to take the helm of the Marvel sequel.
Nia directs the upcoming Candyman remake, recently been planned to be out on theaters this October, and she was considered as one of the priority options for this coveted directorial gig, according to Deadline.
The filmmaker takes over for the directorial team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who directed the first movie of Captain Marvel in 2019, which made $426.8 million domestic and $1.128 billion worldwide during its public release time on theaters.
Meanwhile, both Disney and Marvel Studios haven’t given out any comments or confirmations about the report, Marvel Studios frequently decided to change the director for the upcoming sequel of the superheroes franchise.
Speaking of the studio, Marvel has reportedly been searching for the director position candidate for months, with DaCosta and other directors joined together with the president of the studio, Kevin Feige over the weekend.
As reported back in January, the sequel of the powerful captain is going well on its way as planned. Megan McDonnell is set to write the screenplay for the sequel. She is a staff writer on the upcoming Marvel TV show WandaVision.
Take a look back at the original Captain Marvel movie in the early 1990s, telling the true story about how Carol Danvers (starring Brie Larson) turned into the powerful Captain Marvel.
Larson then joins with the remain Avengers superheroes in last year’s blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, as her first step into the present-day MCU.
DaCosta taking over the sequel makes her become the second Black filmmaker in the MCU, after Ryan Coogler – the director of Black Panther in 2018. DaCosta will also be the first female director in MCU history.
Marvel was reported to look for a female filmmaker with their plan to release the sequel in 2022, but that is on the schedule before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world.
The first Captain Marvel movie describes the journey of humbly Danvers at the beginning turns into an Air Force pilot alongside her friend Maria Rambeau (Lashanna Lynch).
She unwittingly becomes Captain Marvel with incredible powers when being stuck in a war between two alien races, the Kree and the Skrulls.
The film also had Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, and Gemma Chann as Minn-Erva. However, there is no new confirm about which character to return for the upcoming sequel.