Wed. Feb 28th, 2024


Nia DaCosta is the director of the upcoming The Marvels, a sequel to Captain Marvel and the Ms. Marvel TV series. While it’s a huge deal, it’s also undoubtedly stressful. It’s a major workload, and there are tons of huge expectations that come along with the job. As such, it only makes sense that she would reach out to other directors for support. She recently spoke with Vanity Fair, where she explained how she made it through the production, and how other Marvel directors were able to help.

DaCosta said she approached some of the other directors who have worked for Marvel recently to ask about Kevin Feige. It does seem like he would be more than a little intimidating for a new Marvel director.

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“Are they going to kill me and destroy my soul? Is Kevin Feige a bad man?” she asked. “And they were like, ‘No, he’s just a good guy who was a nerd.’”

She also spoke about talking to Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, especially about the challenges that come along with some of the visual FX in Marvel movies, texting him things like…

‘I’m overwhelmed ‘I’m so stressed.’ Sometimes you’d be in a scene and you’d be like, ‘What the hell does any of this s— mean?’ Or an actor’s looking at some crazy thing happening in space, and they’re looking at a blue X. There were obviously hard days, and days where you’re like, ‘This just isn’t working.’

The Marvels is scheduled to open in theaters on November 10.

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By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.