Captain Marvel 2 Set to Be Largest-Budget Movie With Black Female Director At Helm

Earlier this month, Marvel announced that it was hiring Nia DaCosta to direct its highly anticipated Captain Marvel sequel.

While there hasn't been that much news about the project aside from the directorial announcement, Showbiz Cheat Sheet says that Captain Marvel 2 may end up having the highest budget for a movie made by a Black female director.

Sure, Marvel may not have publicly declared its budget for the Captain Marvel sequel, however, films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe typically cost $100 million to $200 million and above to produce. If Captain Marvel 2 gets a budget any higher than $120 million, then it would beat the record held by A Wrinkle in Time. The film directed by Ava DuVerney for Disney cost $115 million to create.

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Marvel fans are eager to see what DaCosto is going to offer Captain Marvel 2. The director gained attention with her 2018 movie, Little Woods. Starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, the movie features two sisters who find themselves mixed up in an illegal cross-border drug trading after the passing of their mother.

The film was well-received by fans and critics. It has a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes with the critics agreeing in a consensus that reads, "led by standout work from Tessa Thompson, Little Woods tells a grimly absorbing tale that marks a commendable debut for writer-director Nia DaCosta."

We wonder if DaCosta can work the same magic on Captain Marvel 2.

Captain Marvel 2 is set to premiere on July 8, 2022.

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