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Nia DaCosta to Direct Captain Marvel 2

Marvel Studios has hired Candyman helmer Nia DaCosta to direct the Captain Marvel sequel, according to Deadline. The site added that Disney and Marvel Studios had no comment.

The first film was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The movie was released in March of 2019 and grossed an impressive $1.128 billion worldwide, with $426.8 million coming from domestic theaters and $701.4 million from international markets.

Nia DaCosta

Nia DaCosta broke out with the independent film Little Woods, which NEON brought to theaters in April of 2019. The movie stars Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale and Lance Reddick.

Next up from DaCosta is the anticipated Candyman, which Universal Pictures has set for an October 16 release date. The movie is based on the 1992 film (buy at Amazon) and the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. It stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo.

Megan McDonnell is writing the script for Captain Marvel 2. McDonnell is a staff writer on the Marvel Studios series WandaVision, which is coming to the Disney+ streaming service.

It was previously reported that Marvel Studios was looking for a female director for Captain Marvel 2 and was eyeing a 2022 release.

Story details are being kept under wraps, but it is expected the sequel will move the setting of the 1990s from the first movie to the present day.

The first Captain Marvel (buy at Amazon) follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Produced by Kevin Feige, the film stars Academy Award winner Brie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Carol Danvers also made an appearance in Avengers: Endgame, which opened a month later in April of 2016.

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