Kevin Feige and the MCU have found their director for Captain Marvel 2. After Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck helmed the first movie, the sequel will be directed by Nia DaCosta, who recently helmed the Jordan Peele-written Candyman remake due for release later this year.
This is a smart choice. DaCosta has already proven herself to be a great talent behind the camera with her debut Little Woods, which garnered critical acclaim, and it’s safe to assume Feige somehow used his connections to see most, if not all, of Candyman before making this decision.
This isn’t the first time the MCU has hired a predominantly horror filmmaker to direct a superhero film. Feige previously hired Scott Derrickson to helm Doctor Strange, while Sam Raimi recently jumped on board the franchise to direct the tongue-twister-titled sequel.
Megan McDonnell, who wrote for the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision, will write the script for Captain Marvel 2. Brie Larson will obviously return in the title role, although nothing is known about the film yet.
Obviously this movie is years away and who knows what the state of the MCU looks like at that point. We’re still waiting for to discover what the universe looks like post-Endgame.
Even though little is known about the film, we do know when it will hit theatres: July 8, 2022. Who knows what the world, and the state of cinema, will look like at that point, but the MCU train keeps rolling nonetheless. DaCosta’s Candyman is currently scheduled for a Friday, October 16 release.