2019’s Captain Marvel was a huge success for Marvel Studios. Not only was it the studio’s first female-led solo movie, it also grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and introduced Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, who would go on to be a pivotal character in the highest grossing film of all time – Avengers: Endgame.

Now, sequel news has hit the internet. Nia DaCosta, director of the upcoming Candyman sequel/reboot, is directing Captain Marvel 2.

DaCosta impressed with 2019’s Little Woods – starring another Marvel alum, Tessa Thompson – and was personally chosen by producer Jordan Peele to direct next year’s Candyman.

No plot details for Captain Marvel 2 are known yet – though we do know it will take place after Endgame. What is clear, however, is that Marvel are showing their commitment to increased gender and racial diversity both onscreen and behind the scenes.

Marvel have several upcoming female and POC-led releases. Black Widow, planned to be released November 6th 2020 (after a pandemic-related delay), is helmed by director Cate Shortland – and, according to Shortland, the film will ‘propel another female storyline’ through Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. Writer/director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther 2 is set to arrive May 6th of 2022, and director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is returning to production now. The Eternals, slated for February 12th 2021, is also directed by Chloé Zhao.

Captain Marvel 2 will release July 8th, 2022. Larson will return as the titular hero, but other casting details are not yet known. The screenplay was written by Megan McDonnell, a story editor on upcoming Disney Plus original WandaVision.

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