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'Candyman' Director Nia DaCosta to Direct 'Captain Marvel 2'

Jumping from one big-name picture to the next, the director of the Candyman reboot Nia DaCosta has signed on with Marvel to usher in the return of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2.

Taking the wheel from the Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, DaCosta is not the initial director to shake things up behind the scenes for Marvel sequels. Other popular franchises such as Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man have been dealt a hand of directors to keep their content fresh and tell these characters' stories through different tones.

DaCosta had met with Marvel chief Kevin Feige over the weekend after the seemed to catch his eye over a number of other candidates for some time. Her attachment to and involvement with Marvel adds to their evergrowing diversity, let it be on or off of the screen. Captain Marvel 2's budget is undisclosed at the moment, but with Brie Larson returning to the titular role, and a woman of color in the limelight, there is no doubt that Marvel will constitute their sequel as another box office win.

The plot details for the Marvel sequel have not been disclosed yet, but DaCosta has been on the rise since Little Woods and now is working closely with Jordan Peele, who had hand-picked her for the retelling of Candyman, the modern take on the Chicago urban legend. This will also mark DaCosta's second cinematic juncture with Teyonah Parris, who was introduced as Monica Rambeau in the Marvel Universe and will star in Candyman.

Captain Marvel 2 was reassigned to a new release date for July 8, 2022, but that won't hinder what DaCosta can bring to the film during the period of an overhaul. With bright new ideas and endless possibilities, all eyes are on DaCosta with high anticipation to see what rabbit she'll pull out of her hat next.

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