The sequel to Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is being directed by filmmaker Nia DaCosta, thereby making her the first Black woman to direct a Marvel Studios movie, according to Deadline.
The original Captain Marvel film, which was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, was released in March 2019 and grossed $1.13 billion worldwide. Fleck sent well wishes to DaCosta via Twitter.
— ryan fleck (@fleckryan1) August 6, 2020
In the first Captain Marvel, Larson’s character, Carol Danvers was involved in the war between two alien races, the Kree and shape-shifting Skrulls. She turned into Captain Marvel when she survived an explosion tied to an alien engine that instilled incredible power within her thus making her one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
DaCosta made her directorial debut with her 2018 feature Little Woods which starred Tessa Thompson, and she also directed the ‘sequel’, which is being billed as a retelling of the 1992 Black supernatural slasher film, Candyman. This film was scheduled for a summer release this year but due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been scheduled for release in 2021.
Social media is getting antsy for the release of Candyman, which is debuting on Aug. 27, 2021.
Writer/producer @JordanPeele and director Nia DaCosta teamed up for a “spiritual sequel” to #Candyman – originally slated for an October 2020 release, but delayed due to COVID-19. @CandymanMovie #AFIMovieClub pic.twitter.com/xxG574lRRW
— AFI (@AmericanFilm) October 27, 2020
— Shine My Crown (@shinemycrown) October 27, 2020
#NiaDaCosta is getting ready to direct “Captain Marvel 2,” becoming the first Black woman to helm a film in the Marvel franchise.
— Interview Magazine (@InterviewMag) October 26, 2020
The best thing to happen to Horror in years was Get Out. It opened the door to allow so many diverse and interesting voices tell stories, to prove their is an audience!
Biggest Regret of 2020: That we now have to wait a year for Nia DaCosta’s Candyman. https://t.co/Cns0NPEJks
— Thrill Ackerman (@dc20willsave) October 24, 2020
Director Nia DaCosta planning ‘viscerally disturbing’ reboot of ‘Candyman’ – Rolling Out https://t.co/wc3KrTy8Tx
— blackworldsound99 (@1djyounglion) October 22, 2020