Marvel Studios search for a Captain Marvel 2 director has finally come to an end, with Nia DaCosta now taking on that gig.
Via Deadline, DaCosta has reportedly finalised a deal with take on the director’s chair for Captain Marvel 2. DaCosta is best known for Little Woods and the upcoming Candyman reboot. Marvel and Disney have to make any official comment on this news.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing the first Captain Marvel movie, although it’s already been revealed that they will not be back for this sequel. Instead, the pair of Boden and Fleck are said to be being lined up to oversee a Disney+ Marvel show.
The last solid information we had on Captain Marvel 2 was back in January, which was when WandaVision writer Megan McDonnell was brought in to pen the screenplay for the second solo outing for Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers.
In terms of what else we know about Captain Marvel 2 so far, the follow-up will be set in the present-day landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given that the aforementioned WandaVision will feature Teyonah Parris as the older version of Captain Marvel’s Monica Rambeau, it could well be that Monica – played by young Akira Akbar in that first movie – will be lining up alongside Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2. Comic book-wise, Rambeau grows up to become a hero in her own right, wielding the ability to control light as she takes on the monikers of Photon, Pulsar, Spectrum, and even Captain Marvel.
At present, Captain Marvel 2 is set for a July 8, 2022 release.