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Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy is “Sad” Marvel Beat Her to Hiring ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta

Nia DaCosta is what you might call “in demand” right now. The up-and-coming filmmaker has audiences eager to see her remake of the 1990s horror film Candyman, and she was recently hired to helm Marvel Studios’ sequel to Captain Marvel. It turns out she was also evidently being eyed for a potential Star Wars project, […]

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Superhero Bits: New ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ Details, ‘Captain Marvel’ Pager References Sword & More

How does the Captain Marvel pager given to Nick Fury reference Sword? What lies in the Olympia Archives of Marvel’s Avengers video game? Want to know more about Spider-Man: Miles Morales? Have you seen the trailer for the German superhero movie Freaks – You’re One of Us? Are She-Hulk and more Marvel characters coming to […]

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Captain Marvel Sequel Lands ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta

“Candyman” director Nia DaCosta is set to direct the “Captain Marvel” sequel for Marvel Studios, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Megan McDonnell (“Wandavision”) wrote the script for the sequel.Last year’s “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson as the title character, grossed $1.1 billion worldwide.Few story details have been made public so far, but […]

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‘Captain Marvel 2’ Lands Nia DaCosta as Director

Filmmaker Nia DaCosta, director of the highly anticipated horror reimagining of “Candyman,” will direct “Captain Marvel 2” for Marvel Studios, Variety has confirmed.DaCosta replaces Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who helmed 2019’s “Captain Marvel” to a $426.8 million domestic gross, and $1.13 billion worldwide. Brie Larson will return as the titular hero, also known as […]

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‘Captain Marvel 2’ Will Be Helmed By ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta

Nia DaCosta is taking the helm for Captain Marvel 2. The director of the highly anticipated Candyman reboot has been tapped by Marvel Studios to direct Captain Marvel 2, making her the first-ever Black female director for a Marvel movie. Deadline broke the news that Nia DaCosta, director of the acclaimed drama Little Woods and […]

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Superhero Bits: ‘Joker’ Is Most Complained About 2019 Movie in UK, Captain Marvel Gets a Kree Half-Sister & More

Want to see the Marvel and DC Comics offerings from Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys at San Diego Comic-Con at Home? Did you hear Captain Marvel comics are introducing Carol’s Kree half-sister? Will Zack Snyder’s Justice League be considered canon in the DC Extended Universe? Want some tips and tricks for Iron Man VR on […]

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Brie Larson Auditioned for ‘Terminator’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and At Least One of the ‘Star Wars’ Movies

Brie Larson has been established as one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Captain Marvel. But she’s been auditioning for a number of other major studio blockbuster franchises that just didn’t pan out for her. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brie Larson started her own YouTube […]

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From ‘Captain Marvel’ to ‘Stargirl,’ Composer Pinar Toprak’s Scores Soar for Female Superheroes

A year ago, Pinar Toprak made history by becoming the first female composer to score a movie that made better than $150 million at the box office. “Captain Marvel” ultimately took in more than $425 million domestically.This week, Toprak returns with music for another female superhero: “Stargirl,” toplining Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, a Middle […]

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Gamechangers in Box Office History: How ‘The Matrix’ and ’10 Things I Hate About You’ Broke the Rules

Easter weekend is always a holiday, with kids home from school eager to enjoy movies: last year saw three family films open in the top nine, as well as wide-appeal “Captain Marvel” and “Shazam!”But 21 years ago, Easter weekend broke box office rules. First, it was a ballsy move for Warner Bros. to greenlight the […]

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