Nia DaCosta to direct Captain Marvel sequel

Nia DaCosta.
Nia DaCosta.
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  • Nia DaCosta will direct the Captain Marvel sequel.
  • The 30-year-old takes over from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
  • The 2019 film starring Brie Larson was a box office hit and grossed $1 billion in tickets sales.

Candyman director Nia DaCosta will direct the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel.

According to Deadline, she takes over from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who directed the 2019 box office hit starring Brie Larson.

Brie will reprise her role as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot turned superhero. The script for the sequel was written by Megan McDonnell, a story editor for the Marvel series WandaVision.

Nia is the fourth and first Black woman to direct a Marvel Studio's film, reports Variety.

Captain Marvel 2 is scheduled to be released in July 2022.

The 30-year-old made her feature directorial debut with the 2018 movie Little Woods starring Tessa Thompson.

Her upcoming horror movie Candyman - produced by Jordan Peele - is set to release later this year. The film is a direct sequel of the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth in the franchise based on the short story, The Forbidden by Clive Barker.

READ MORE: WATCH | The chilling new teaser for upcoming horror Candyman

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