This November, the next MCU film The Marvels is set to finally arrive in theaters and it will see the team-up between Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan, who are all joining forces to fight against the villainous Dar-Benn in a cosmic adventure.
Candyman director Nia DaCosta is helming the sequel this time around and it will be her first time directing a film on a big-budget scale after previously working on lower-budget movies.
There's no doubt that joining a franchise of this scale is not an easy feat for someone like DaCosta who is embarking on a new arena, but it is also a great opportunity for her career since it is her chance as a filmmaker to showcase her talent in the biggest movie franchise in Hollywood.
However, there are still some creative limitations for DaCosta in working on a project of this scale since Marvel Studios has the final say on most aspects, but nevertheless, it is an exciting endeavor for her.
The Marvels Director Nia DaCosta Opens Up About Her MCU Involvement
In an interview with Vanity Fair, DaCosta opened up about the challenges of directing an MCU project where she acknowledged that it will be mostly perceived as a "Kevin Feige production" rather than a film of her own.
"It is a Kevin Feige production, it’s his movie. So I think you live in that reality, but I tried to go in with the knowledge that some of you is going to take a back seat," she said.
While she had a great experience working on the film, DaCosta admitted that it drove her to work on an original story again once her commitment to the MCU project was done.
She told the outlet, "It was really great to play in this world, and to be a part of building this big world, but it made me just want to build my own world more."
DaCosta's sentiments in the interview are understandable since we've seen from other directors of franchise films how their involvement is not as freeing as they're usually used to even if it provides a great career opportunity.
However, it seemed that she had mentally prepared herself for the disadvantages before she joined the project and it eventually became just a learning experience for her as a rising director.
It is hard to tell right now what DaCosta's work will look like until we see the film this November, but what is undeniable here is that her involvement is historic since she is the first Black female director to helm a Marvel movie and the youngest director to do so as well.
The Marvels is set to arrive in theaters this November 10.