Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Candyman director Nia DaCosta has been tapped to helm the Captain Marvel sequel starring Brie Larson, sources with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday.
It's unclear when filming on the superhero film is expected to begin, but Megan McDonnell has completed work on the script.
Captain Marvel debuted in March 2019, grossing $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide. Larson, who also appeared as the character in Avengers: Endgame, will return as the titular character.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed and co-wrote the first Captain Marvel. The new film will take place in the present day after the first one took place in the 1990s.
DaCosta's Candyman reboot was originally slated to hit theaters this summer but was delayed until Oct. 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic.