Captain Marvel 2 now has a director as Nia DaCosta, known for the upcoming Candyman remake, will be helming the sequel set to star Brie Larson as the superpowered Carol Danvers. Brie Larson will reprise her role as the titular superhero.
When asked by Variety if she knew when she'd be filming Captain Marvel 2 she replied: "No". Her Candyman film, which she co-wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, was initially supposed to debut June 12, but has been delayed by COVID-19 to October 16.
Larson spoke out about working on the sequel to the film previous year.
Released in 2019, Captain Marvel was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a solo female lead. Making up the supporting cast is a scene-stealing Ben Mendelsohn, as well as Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. "[She is] probably the most dynamic character that I've ever played". While she didn't participate in Avengers: Endgame's Time Heist, Carol did return to Earth as the final battle against the past version of Thanos and his army unfolded on the remains of Earth's Mightiest Heroes' base. She's refined, elegant, every shot is attractive.
While it may unrelated, what's rather interesting about the decision to choose Nia DaCosta to direct Captain Marvel 2 is that Captain Marvel 2 has been rumored to be a cosmic horror movie, with the horror part fitting in with Candyman.