Today, Justin Kroll from Deadline announced that up-and-coming director Nia Da Costa will be tackling the sequel to Captain Marvel. She is currently directing the upcoming film, Candyman, written and produced by Jordan Peele, and will hit theaters on October 6, 2020.
Released in 2019, Captain Marvel starred Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law (Marv-Vell). The film grossed an astounding $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Details on the project are being kept under wraps at this time, but the film will move from the films 1990’s setting to present day.
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who co-wrote and directed the first film are not returning for the sequel, but will stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as they are likely directing the Disney+ Ms. Marvel series.
WandaVision staff writer Megan McDonnell will pen the script for the sequel.
Brie Larson will be reprising her role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and the film is expected July 8, 2022.