This is major news even while the world waits to see her remake of CANDYMAN it has just been announced that Nia DaCosta will take over the directing reigns for Marvel Studios CAPTAIN MARVEL 2.
DaCosta takes over for Anne Bowden and Ryan Fleck, who directed the first pic to massive box office success which stars Brie Larson as the former Air Force Pilot turned Kree Warrior turned Avenger. Marvel is known for switching up its directors on its popular franchises like THOR, IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA to give the next installment a fresh voice, and had been meeting with candidates for the past couple of months.
Megan McDonnell, a staff writer on the Marvel-based series WandaVision, penned the script for the Captain Marvel sequel. DaCosta is said to have had the edge over other directors that met with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige.
DaCosta has been on the rise since directing the critically acclaimed indie film LITTLE WOODS. The world is yet to see her retelling of CANDYMAN as its release was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prepare to fly further, faster and higher now that the sequel to the blockbuster CAPTAIN MARVEL is a go. This time around for the sequel, the originals co-writers and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will not return to helm the sequel or write it. A staff writer from the upcoming Disney + WANDAVISION, Megan McDonnell, is set to pen a script for a follow-up to the 2019 movie that starred Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.
Full details about the plot have not yet been revealed but it has been noted that the superhero movie will go from the 1990s into present day.
The original CAPTAIN MARVEL had several writers at the helm including the co directors as well as Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
McConnell is a relatively new writer with WandaVision being her first major credit. The show brings back Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Avengers heroes Wanda Maximoff and the Vision, respectively. The show, currently in production, also brings back CAPTAIN MARVEL kid character of Monica Rambeau, now an adult played by Teyonnah Parris. In the comics, Rambeau was an iteration of Captain Marvel.