Captain Marvel 2 finds its director in Candyman's Nia DaCosta

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Disney has reportedly nabbed Candyman director Nia DaCosta to helm Captain Marvel 2. The director is known for her breakout film, the 2019 western thriller Little Woods, as well as for directing two episodes of British crime drama series Top Boy.

Deadline (opens in new tab) reports that after meeting with several other directors in an effort to give the Captain Marvel (opens in new tab) sequel a fresh voice, Marvel Studios decided DaCosta should take the reins from the first movie's directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

DaCosta directed and co-wrote Candyman, the upcoming sequel/reboot to the 1992 horror movie of the same name. With Captain Marvel, she's moving from one well-known project to one of the most anticipated titles on the MCU release date (opens in new tab) calendar.

The Captain Marvel 2 screenplay is being written by Megan McDonnell, a story editor on Marvel's WandaVision. Brie Larson is reprising her role as Kree soldier Carol Danvers turned Captain Marvel.

We first learned of Captain Marvel 2's development back in January (opens in new tab), when Marvel committed to finding a female filmmaker to helm the sequel. The second film in the Captain Marvel series will reportedly ditch the '90s setting of the first film and skip straight to the modern-day. Further details on the cast, crew, and plot have yet to be revealed.

Captain Marvel 2 is currently slated for a July 8, 2022 theatrical premiere, but that's subject to change.

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