Candyman director Nia DaCosta has been tapped to helm the Captain Marvel sequel starring Brie Larson. DaCosta will be the first African-American woman to direct a movie in the Marvel Universe.
Captain Marvel debuted in March 2019, grossing $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide. Larson, who also appeared as the character in Avengers: Endgame, will return as the titular character. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed and co-wrote the first Captain Marvel. The new film will take place in the present day after the first one took place in the 1990s.
DaCosta’s Candyman reboot was originally slated to hit theaters this summer but was delayed until Oct. 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s unclear when filming of Captain Marvel 2 is expected to begin, but the script has been completed.
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