Nia DaCosta Becomes the First Female Director for a Marvel Movie, Beyoncé’s New Song, &
Nia Dacosta Becomes First Black Women to Direct a Marvel Movie
By Kristina Montgomery
Marvel has a new female to add to their ticket, Nia Dacosta, the newly chosen director of Captain Marvel 2! The film is a sequel to the 2019 movie starring Brie Larsonl as Captain Marvel, a female superhero.
DaCosta has been directing films since 2018. DaCosta is known for her work writing and directing crime drama Little Woods and 2020 horror movie Candyman.
The hiring of DaCosta comes as Marvel works to gender-balance their historically male-run studio. In conjunction with DaCosta’s hire, were hires of other female directors, including Cate Shortlandto and Chloé Zhao
Aside from the excitement of female direction, Captain Marvel 2 is predicted to break records. Even though the movie’s budget has yet to be confirmed, considering that the first Captain Marvel movie reportedly cost $152 million, the sequel could break records as the largest budgeted movie directed by a Black woman.
Marvel Studios announced that Captain Marvel 2 would hit theatres June 8th, 2020; however, this release date risks being postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A New Album for Beyoncé
By Kate Kissell
Based on the soundtrack from the 2019 film remake of The Lion King, Beyoncé’s new visual album, Black is King, has dominated the song charts. Featuring Major Lazer and Shatta Wale, another one of Beyoncé’s songs from Black is King, “Already”, has just received an liviley video to go along with it.Some guests that were showcased during the trailer included Jay-Z, fellow Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, models Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech and several other artists that appear on The Gift album
In order to celebrate black culture, dancers throughout the world joined Beyoné and collaborated using creative choreography and fashion. For instance, Beyoné can be seen wearing full body paint, while in a tree, along with various locations including other outdoor sceneries.
Disney can be noted saying that, ““Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.” Disney is also preparing for the arrival of Beyoncé’s Black Is King on Disney+.
Reese Witherspoon Takes on the Production of a New Country Music Competition
By Alexa Bournazos
Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is producing a new country music competition, “My Kind of Country”. Apart from other singing competitions, “My Kind of Country” will be presented in a documentary style. Witherspoon is working with Hello Sunshine’s head of film and TV, Lauren Neustadter, making this a female-run show. The goal of the series is to of course find new amazing country music stars, but also provide a space for musicians to unleash their unique voices and break down cultural barriers.