Filmmaker Nia DaCosta, director of the highly anticipated horror reimagining of “Candyman,” will direct “Captain Marvel 2” for Marvel Studios.
According to Deadline, Nia DaCosta has been tapped to helm the project, taking over for directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The studio had allegedly met with several candidates, though DaCosta had the edge.
DaCosta’s works include Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame) and Lily James (Cinderella), as well as the upcoming Candyman, a sequel in the popular horror franchise.
The sequel comes off Captain Marvel‘s massive box office success, grossing over $1.13 billion worldwide last year.
Brie Larson is set to return as the titular superhero, aka Carol Danvers, with a screenplay written by Megan McDonnell, story editor for the upcoming Disney+ Original Series WandaVision.
The film is currently scheduled to be released July 8th, 2022.