Nia DaCosta lands executive position for sequel movie – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: In what is sure to be one of the biggest leadership positions to take off the table in recent months, we hear that Nia DaCosta, who led the planned reboot of Candyman, was selected as the director of the Marvel sequel to Captain Marvel.Disney and Marvel Studios have not commented.

DaCosta takes over from Anna Bodn and Ryan Fleck, who shot the first ever box office hit. Marvel is known to change its directors on its popular franchises like Thor, Iron Man and Captain America to give a new voice to the next episode, and had been meeting candidates for a few months.

Although the studio met several people, DaCosta seemed to have the edge for a while.

‘Captain Marvel’ sequel is officially in development at Disney’s Marvel Studios

Megan McDonnell, editor-in-chief of the Marvel series WandaVision, wrote the screenplay for Captain MarveThe sequel, with Brie Larson back in the star.

In the first film, Larson’s Carol Danvers was a human who gets involved in the war between two alien races, the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls. Surviving an alien engine blast imbued her with incredible power, transforming her into Captain Marvel and making her one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film was released in March 2019 and grossed $ 1.13 billion worldwide.

DaCosta’s dedication is another sign that Marvel continues to add diversity to its films, especially when it comes to the people behind the camera. Even though a budget is unknown, it is sure to be the biggest budget tent pole ever to be run by a black director, following in the footsteps of Ava DuVernay, who directed A wrinkle in time, that came to the $ 115 million budget.

She joins a solid group of female filmmakers like Chloe Zhao and Cathy Yan, who have each been given the reins of huge comic book stalks, and Marvel and DC hope to keep that trend going.

DaCosta has been on the rise since leading indie Small woods, the critically acclaimed film that put her on the radar of every director and producer, including Jordan Peele, who picked her to direct her Candyman tell. Although the post was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its first trailer set social media on fire and thrilled fans of the original for what DaCosta brought to the table in its version.

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