DaCosta follows Anna Bodn and Ryan Fleck, who handled the first film that went on to gross $1.13 billion worldwide in Spring 2019. The move isn’t surprising seeing how Marvel Studios has a tendency to shuffle their directors within their properties.
Once again, star Brie Larson will return as the titular hero/Carol Danvers for a new adventure penned by WandaVision story editor Megan McDonell. The last time anyone saw Danvers was during the epic finale of last year’s Avengers: Endgame.
With DaCosta joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, history is being made in Hollywood. As Deadline points out, Captain Marvel 2 is likely to be the highest-budgeted blockbuster helmed by a Black female filmmaker.
Pandemic notwithstanding, Captain Marvel 2 hits theaters on July 8th, 2022. In related news, DaCosta’s Candyman adaptation is expected to finally drop on October 16th, 2020, but, well, you know.