Nia DaCosta Explains Production Rumors Says It’s Not As ‘Dramatic’ As It Appears
Nia DaCosta is addressing speculation surrounding the fate of the highly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film "The Marvels."
Film director Nia DaCosta is addressing speculation surrounding the fate of the highly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film “The Marvels.”
A recent Variety report claims the forthcoming film has a confusing storyline and “lengthy” reshoots that have fans and industry insiders concerned about how well the film will perform. Elsewhere, DaCosta has begun working on a separate film during postproduction that sources say is “kind of weird.”
But the “Candyman” director is defending “The Marvels” and her work on a new film, since “It happens quite a bit,” in Hollywood, AV Club reports. According to DaCosta, the Marvel film would’ve had her undivided attention if the film date hadn’t moved around so much.
“I think there’s just a lot of energy and criticism around Marvel anyway, so I’m not surprised,” DaCosta told interviewer Jake Hamilton.
“But for me personally, it was literally just that they moved the date of the film four different times. And so, instead of it being a two-year process, which I was deeply committed to, it became a three-and-a-half-year process.”
DaCosta says Marvel Studios “knew the entire time I had an obligation, a greenlit movie, with people who are waiting for me.” So when they repeatedly pushed back “The Marvels” release date, she “pushed that, and I pushed it again, and then I pushed it again. And then eventually we all knew like, ‘Okay, if this pushes again, I’m not going to be able to be in L.A. to do the rest of this in person.’”
A resolution was reached when the studio allowed DaCosta to take part in the postproduction process remotely. The reports of there being any drama about her remote postproduction work are completely fabricated, according to the filmmaker.
“We figured out the best process. And actually at the time that I left to go to London to start prep on my next film, everyone was so clear about what the film was, what we wanted, everyone knew what I wanted,” she said.
“So it really wasn’t the dramatic sort of thing that I think people are feeling like it is.”
“The Marvels” is set to release Friday, Nov. 10, and follows Carol Danvers “Captain Marvel” (played by Brie Larson) as she works to aid a destabilized universe.