‘Captain Marvel 2’ has found its director, Nia DaCosta

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Who can move from directing horror to superhero? Nia DaCosta can!

Coming off directing the upcoming Candyman sequel that is set to hit theaters October 16th after being delayed because of the pandemic, Nia DaCosta has signed on to direct the Captain Marvel sequel. She will take over the pilot’s seat from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who wrote and directed the first film.

DaCosta’s previous credits also include Little Woods, an indie crime drama which received major critical buzz and served as her directing debut in 2018, starring Marvel alums Tessa Thompson and Lily James.

Megan McDonnell, who is no stranger to the Marvel world, having wrote on Disney+’s upcoming WandaVision series, is also writing the script for Captain Marvel 2. Brie Larson is returning as Carol Danvers, the Air Force-pilot-turned-interstellar-superhero. No plot details have been announced so we aren’t sure if we will have another Marvel installment pre-Avengers, since the first film was set in the ’90’s, or since Carol returned in Avengers: Endgame, if the sequel will be set in present day.

As of this moment, Disney/Marvel have not confirmed the reports that DaCosta has signed on to direct Captain Marvel 2.

The Captain Marvel sequel is currently slated to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.

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