Higher further faster baby. Kevin Feige and the company at Marvel Studios certainly know who to find when it comes to new MCU projects. Sometimes they’re the right fairly unknown gem of directors and matches them with the best projects as possible. Well some big news dropped via Deadline Hollywood that Nia DaCostsa is in talks to direct a sequel to Captain Marvel ! WandaVision staff writer Megan McDonnell will pen the script. Academy award winner Brie Larson is expected to return as the cosmic avenger. Like with Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor movies Marvel and Disney have had the knack of switching directors to give the characters a fresh voice.
To me this is another huge win for Marvel Studios as a whole ! Besides the great roster of new and returning of directors they have for their upcoming Phase 4 line up, DaCostsa becomes the first black female director to direct an MCU movie ! With Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck exiting directing duties, it’ll be very interesting to see what DaCostsa has in store for Carol Danvers’ next solo adventure.
Though the first movie has met it’s fair share of controversies and criticisms, the first Captain Marvel film became a huge success for Marvel and Disney last year. The superhero blockbuster went on to make a billion dollars worldwide and in doing so became the highest grossing movie with a female superhero lead. There’s not much to expect from this project but some speculation points to the sequel adapting the “Secret Invasion” comic book arc.
DaCostsa’s filmograpy includes the critically acclaimed indie movie Little Woods; which you can watch on Hulu; and Universal Pictures and Jordan Peele’s retelling of Candyman. With COVID-19 delaying the motion picture, Universal plans to have this be released on October 16th, 2020.
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