Captain Marvel Director Congratulates Nia DaCosta for Landing Sequel

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Despite the success of Captain Marvel, directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck weren't attached to come back for a sequel. News had just come out that Candyman director Nia DaCosta would be taking on Captain Marvel 2, and now Ryan Fleck has come out online to congratulate her for her win.

This is Fleck's post:

While I think it's great Marvel was able to land a black woman director for Captain Marvel 2, DaCosta's resume is still kind of short for her to take on a blockbuster film. I'll admit, Candyman looks amazing, but it hasn't even come out yet, so I can't really gauge how excited I am for DaCosta taking on a Marvel project.

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This was kind of my issue with the first Captain Marvel as well. I mean, Boden and Fleck had worked on smaller films like Mississippi Grind and It's Kind of a Funny Story, so it was kind of odd that they would be hired to direct a big film like Captain Marvel. There's really a difference in the quality of these blockbusters when they're given to experienced directors. You can even say the same about Taika Waititi and Thor: Ragnarok.


Then again, I'm not saying DaCosta won't do a good job. I just think it would have been better if she had more experience before she worked on something this huge. Some think this is one huge problem with studios today where they suddenly give big franchises to new directors; just look at what happened to Josh Trank with Fant4stic or Gareth Edwards with Rogue One.

Personally, I'm hoping DaCosta will do a good job with Carol Danvers' next outing. Catch her Candyman reboot/sequel when it comes out Oct. 16.

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