Captain Marvel’s Ryan Fleck responds to Nia DaCosta signing
Yesterday brought the exciting news that on-the-rise writer/director Nia DaCosta (Candyman) had signed on to helm the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel and now original co-writer/co-director Ryan Fleck has taken to Twitter to respond to her hiring.
Released in March 2019, the film was a box office smash, grossing over $1.128 billion at the global box office on its estimated $175 million budget, becoming the first female-led superhero film to pass the billion-dollar mark, and garnered generally positive reviews from critics who praised the performances of the cast, namely that of Larson. After Larson returned to the role in the blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios Chief Creative Officer and President Kevin Feige announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con that a sequel was in development and slated for a July 8, 2022 release.
The first film also starred Samuel L. Jackson, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Annette Bening, and Jude Law. Reprising their roles from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace, and returning once again to a Marvel Studios film will be Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson.
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel was directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (GLOW) and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Since her feature writer/directorial debut with the 2018 crime thriller Little Woods, DaCosta has been a highly sought-after talent in Hollywood, following it up with the highly-anticipated Candyman reboot, which she co-wrote with producers Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Win Rosenfeld and is currently slated for an October 16 release.