Captain Marvel 2: Brie Larson Explains Why Director Nia DaCosta Is Best Person To Lead Movie

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel 2 logo

Brie Larson's debut as Captain Marvel in the 2019 blockbuster of the same name was momentous for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, marking the first time that a female hero served as the leader of her own film in the franchise. This development essentially established Carol Danvers as a premier MCU hero, ultimately laying the groundwork for the character to lead the new string of protagonists in the franchise's next era. 

The character's significant role for the MCU led to the eventual announcement of Captain Marvel 2. Set to debut on November 2022, the film will see the return of Larson alongside the big-screen debuts of Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau from WandaVision and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, or better known as Ms. Marvel. On top of that, it will also feature a new director to the MCU in the form of Nia DaCosta

As expected, plot details of Captain Marvel 2 are still being kept under wraps, but Larson has been vocal about her preparations to return as the MCU protagonist. Now, the Academy Award-winning actress shares positive remarks towards DaCosta's involvement in a recent interview. 


In an interview with A Little Late with Lilly Singh, Brie Larson opened up about her working relationship with Captain Marvel 2 director Nia DaCosta. The MCU actress expressed her excitement about the DaCosta's involvement in the sequel, admitting that she is “the best person for the job” while also revealing that she was “inspired” by the Candyman director. 

"It's amazing, and I'm so excited that it's announced and I can talk about it. Nia is amazing and she got the job because she is the best person for the job. That's one of my favorite parts about this. She just gave an incredible presentation and I'm inspired by her. She has confidence and it's a big deal to step into like, this thing, the Marvel universe, this huge thing! And to have a leader who's just like ,'Yeah, I'm meant to be here.'"


As it is, it will be exciting to witness the combined might of Larson and DaCosta for Captain Marvel 2, and these new comments from the former should add more hype to the anticipated release of the sequel. Larson's enthusiasm of working with the up-and-coming director bodes well for the film, especially considering the fact that production should be gearing up sometime this year. 

The pair is poised to do something special since previous rumors claim that Captain Marvel 2 will be similar to Captain America: Civil War in terms of character count. If the reports turn out to be true, it's safe to say that Marvel Studios fully trusts DaCosta to handle a massive story, and this also reinforces Larson's claim that she is “the best person for the job.”

2019's Captain Marvel left some fans wanting more in terms of the main hero's development, and DaCosta's inclusion could very well serve that purpose. If anything, it will be interesting to find out how the director will provide a fresh take for the character. 

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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.