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Candyman’s Nia DaCosta set to direct “Captain Marvel 2”

Well this is exciting! Following a surprising recent lull in Marvel Universe news, it looks like the Captain Marvel sequel has finally found a director.

According to Deadline, Nia DaCosta, who’s directed the upcoming reboot of Candyman, has been tapped to helm the second instalment in Carol Danvers story. This would make her the first Black woman to direct a film, and the fourth woman overall, following Captain Marvel‘s Anna Boden, Black Widow‘s Cate Shortland and The Eternals Chloé Zhao.

DaCosta would be taking over the reins from directorial duo Anna Bodn and Ryan Fleck, who originally directed Marvel’s first female-led superhero story, with Brie Larson set to return as the star. The script for the sequel has been penned from WandaVision story editor Megan McDonnell.

Deadline reports that Marvel has been meeting with candidates for the past couple of months, but DaCosta seemed to have the edge for some time.