‘Captain Marvel 2’: ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta to Helm Sequel

‘Captain Marvel 2’: ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta to Helm Sequel
Nia DaCosta, the director behind the highly anticipated upcoming “Candyman” sequel, has reportedly been tapped to direct the sequel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Captain Marvel.”

Deadline reported that DaCosta has taken over directing duties from Anne Boden and Ryan Fleck, who co-directed the first “Captain Marvel” film, which released in 2019. Marvel had reportedly been meeting with candidates for the last few months, and per Deadline, DaCosta had the edge in talks for quite some time, and met with Marvel chief Kevin Feige over the weekend.

Disney and Marvel representatives did not immediately return requests for comment.

Brie Larson is set to reprise her starring role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, currently one of the most powerful superheroes in Marvel Cinematic Universe lore. The first film, which grossed over $1 billion, follows Captain Marvel as she settles a war between the villainous Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls and teams up
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