“Congratulations @NiaDaCosta!!!!!! Can’t wait to see where you take this! Anna and I are thrilled for you and wishing you the very best! Higher Further Faster! #CaptainMarvel2,” Fleck wrote on Twitter.

DaCosta has been on a roll since her directorial debut in the indie film Little Woods. She also directed the movie Candyman, which is being slated as a retelling of the 1992 film of the same title and co-written by Jordan Peele.

Candyman was supposed to be released this year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been moved to 2021. A lot of people have already been anticipating its showing since the first trailer was released on the internet.

Moreover, Marvel tapping DaCosta for the film indicates their efforts to add diversity to their films, even those behind the camera.