While the anticipated Candyman reboot is among the unfortunate handful of films to keep getting pushed back due to the pandemic, Director Nia DaCosta’s career is still moving forward.

Courtesy of Deadline, DaCosta is expected to direct the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel, making her the latest in a long line of talent to make the leap from critically lauded independent production to helming a blockbuster superhero flick. Should DaCosta officially land the gig, not only would she become the first Black woman to direct a Marvel Studios film, she’d become just the second solo female filmmaker to do so.

DaCosta will be taking the reigns from previous Captain Marvel directors Anna Bodn and Ryan Fleck. As the outlet points out, Marvel has been known to switch up directors mid-franchise in order to give the next installment a fresh voice.

Megan McDonnell, a story editor on the Marvel-based series WandaVision, penned the script for the Captain Marvel sequel. Brie Larson is expectedly returning to star.

The first Captain Marvel was released in March 2019 and grossed $1.13 billion worldwide.

What do you make of this news? Do you think Nia DaCosta is the perfect pick to helm the Captain Marvel follow-up? Or would you have preferred to see the job go to a different filmmaker? If so, who? Sound off in the comments below and let me know how this news hits you!


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