Nia DaCosta is making waves as the youngest and first Black female director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her latest project, ‘The Marvels.’ DaCosta is no stranger to Hollywood, having previously directed indie gem ‘Little Woods’ and the Jordan Peele-produced ‘Candyman.’ However, it’s her commitment to fostering an inclusive atmosphere that’s turning heads this time around.
In a recent Vanity Fair interview, DaCosta opened up about the challenges she faced as a young Black woman in the industry, particularly on the set of ‘Candyman,’ where she felt disrespected. With ‘The Marvels,’ she saw an opportunity to change the narrative and deliberately selected a team that would create a respectful work environment.
DaCosta Unleashes Creative Freedom on ‘The Marvels’
While the MCU is often criticized for its controlling approach to filmmaking, DaCosta appears to enjoy a fair amount of creative freedom. Actor Teyonah Parris, who also worked with her on ‘Candyman,’ emphasized how much room DaCosta had for creative exploration. The film sees Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers team up with Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Parris) in a universe-saving quest that promises to be as wild as it is groundbreaking.
Don’t miss ‘The Marvels,’ hitting theatres on November 10.