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Nia DaCosta to direct 'Captain Marvel' sequel: Reports

Nia DaCosta to direct 'Captain Marvel' sequel: Reports
Nia DaCosta will helm the second installment of the "Captain Marvel" franchise. File Photo by Alba Vigaray/EPA-EFE

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.

Deadline reported DaCosta secured the job after meeting over the weekend with Marvel Cinematic Universe chief Kevin Feige.

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The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap confirmed the news.

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.

The next MCU film to hit theaters is expected to be Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson. The film was delayed until Nov. 6 due to COVID-19.

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