Captain Marvel enlists Candyman's Nia DaCosta to direct the sequel

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has welcomed another contributor to their catalog.

With a resume that includes directorial efforts such as the crime drama Little Woods and the highly-anticipated horror reboot of Candyman, Nia DaCosta will take over the narrative of Captain Marvel for the film's sequel.

While the first film in the series grossed over a billion dollars at the box office, the Anne Boden and Ryan Fleck co-directed offering failed to garner the same critical praise of other films from the Marvel Universe.

The director edged out her competition after meeting with Marvel chief Kevin Feige to discuss the project. DaCosta will direct the film written for the screen by Megan McDonnell, a writer for the upcoming Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe show “WandaVision.”

Known for switching directors during a franchise run, Marvel utilizes the tactic to ensure the visual, creative direction of the stories stay fresh.