Filmmaker Nia DaCosta Makes History as First Black Woman to Direct a Marvel Movie.
DaCosta is one of the latest to be added to the growing list of groundbreaking achievements as she was named director of “Captain Marvel 2,” making her the first Black woman to direct a movie in the Marvel Studios franchise.
DaCosta, like other Black filmmakers in the entertainment industry, has encountered her fair share of hardships. She spoke in an interview with Jezebel about her experiences as a Black director.
“I think there are a lot of narratives that get imposed on female filmmakers and filmmakers of color,” she said. “I know I personally get asked like, ‘Oh, you do you wanna read this script about this Black person?’ Or, ‘this script about the oppression of Black people?” And I’m like, ‘Is it good?”
DaCosta getting added to the Marvel franchise is proof of the corporation moving to add more diversity to the film, both in front of and behind the camera.
DaCosta’s upcoming Captain Marvel sequel is set to release in July 2022.