In addition to directing the upcoming horror film Candyman, she’s been tapped to direct the sequel to the Marvel film Captain Marvel 2.


The 30 year old, Brooklyn native  is replacing Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who directed 2019’s “Captain Marvel” doing $426.8 million in domestic gross, and $1.13 billion worldwide. She first received recognition for her critically acclaimed crime thriller film Little Woods (2019).

DaCosta is the fourth woman, and the first Black woman, to direct a Marvel Studios picture, following Boden, Cate Shortland (“Black Widow”), and Chloé Zhao (“Eternals”), part of Marvel Studios’ continued push for diversity and inclusion in its top creative positions.