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Filmmaker Nia DaCosta Makes History as First Black Woman to Direct a Marvel Movie

Black women in film have been making major strides this year. As a filmmaker, Nia DaCosta is one of the latest to be added to the growing list of groundbreaking achievements as she was named director of “Captain Marvel 2,” making her the first Black woman to direct a movie in the Marvel Studios franchise, REVOLT reports . Users online were excited to hear the news as the demand for more Black storytellers has grown tremendously during 2020. I think this is an awesome hire. I can't wait for her CandyMan take and now the Captain Marvel sequel. An exciting filmmaker to watch. — Steven Stiller (@StevenStiller) August 6, 2020 DaCosta — better known for directing the indie film “Little Woods” in 2018 and the upcoming “Candyman” remake alongside Jordan Peele — is entering into a realm no other director has known before. After proving to stand out amongst her competition, the Marvel corporation hand-selected her to bring the new film to life, Deadline reports . DaCosta, like other Black...

Aug 11, 2020