Filmmaker Nia DaCosta, director of the horror film “Candyman,” will direct “Captain Marvel 2” for Marvel Studios.
DaCosta will be the first black woman to direct a Marvel Studios movie. She is also the fourth woman, after Boden, Cate Shortland (Black Widow), and Chloe Zhao (Eternals), to take on the directing job at the studio.
The 2019 indie “Little Woods,” starring Tessa Thompson, launched DaCosta’s career, helping land her the job of directing the new “Candyman” movie for producer and co-writer Jordan Peele.
Captain Marvel 2 is anywhere near the scale of the original, DaCosta will also end up beating Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time, about $ 115 million) for the largest budget ever given to a woman of color.
The film also featured Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening, Gemma Chan, and Lashana Lynch.
Captain Marvel 2 has a release date of July 8, 2022, from Marvel Studios.