“Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, was the first standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise to have a sole female protagonist (don’t @ me with “Guardians,” that was an ensemble film). The movie tapped into female rage, showing an angry and confused Captain Marvel, the eponymous hero, struggle with being gaslit and told to suppress her emotions.
Big news: Its untitled sequel, currently just known as “Captain Marvel 2,” will be directed by Nia DaCosta. She’ll be Marvel’s first black female director—and it’s about time, especially considering that, if we follow the release date schedule, it’ll be about the 30th movie in the franchise.
DaCosta previously directed this year’s “Candyman,” a supernatural slasher she co-wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. A sequel to the 1992 movie of the same name, the movie is “at the intersection of white violence and black pain,” DaCosta described in a tweet.
Considering her ability to channel political pain into, we can’t wait to see what she’ll do with Carol Danvers.
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