Nia DaCosta to Direct ‘Captain Marvel 2,’ Changing into First Black Lady to Direct a Marvel Film

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The sequel to Brie Larson's Captain Marvel is directed by filmmaker Nia DaCosta. According to Deadline, this makes her the first black woman to direct a Marvel Studios film.

The original Captain Marvel film, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, was released in March 2019 and grossed $ 1.13 billion worldwide. Fleck sent DaCosta good wishes via Twitter.

Congratulations @NiaDaCosta !!!!!!
Cant wait to see where you take this! Anna and I are enthusiastic about you and wish you all the best! Higher further faster! # CaptainMarvel2

– Ryan Fleck (@ fleckryan1) August 6, 2020

In the first Captain Marvel, Larson's character, Carol Danvers was involved in the war between two alien races, the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls. She became Captain Marvel after she survived an explosion tied to an alien engine that instilled incredible power into her, making her one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

DaCosta made her directorial debut with her 2018 feature film Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson, and she directed the sequel, which is billed as a retelling of the 1992 Black Supernatural Slasher film Candyman. This film was slated for a summer release this year but was slated for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Social media is getting nervous about the release of Candyman debuting August 27, 2021.

Writer / producer @JordanPeele and director Nia DaCosta have teamed up for a "spiritual sequel" to #Candyman – originally scheduled for October 2020 release but delayed due to COVID-19. @CandymanMovie #AFIMovieClub pic.twitter.com/xxG574lRRW

– AFI (@AmericanFilm) October 27, 2020

Director Nia DaCosta reveals how she should feel after watching "Candyman" https://t.co/B8xsenxuCl pic.twitter.com/MvCty0cs7y

– Shine My Crown (@shinemycrown) October 27, 2020

#NiaDaCosta is preparing to direct Captain Marvel 2 and becomes the first black woman to direct a film in the Marvel franchise.

In our fall 2020 issue, she spoke to @TaikaWaititi about the exorcism of art. https://t.co/6mDxfOXGNY

– Interview Magazine (@InterviewMag) October 26, 2020

The best horror that could have happened in years was Get Out. It opened the door for so many different and interesting voices to tell stories to prove that they are an audience!

Biggest regret of 2020: That we now have to wait a year for Nia DaCostas Candyman. https://t.co/Cns0NPEJks

– Thrill Ackerman (@ dc20willsave) October 24, 2020

Director Nia DaCosta is planning a "viscerally disturbing" restart of "Candyman" – introduction from https://t.co/wc3KrTy8Tx

– blackworldsound99 (@ 1djyounglion) October 22, 2020