Nia DaCosta Marvel Move: The recent reports about the state of Marvel Studios have generated significant buzz, with rumors circulating that the studio might bring back its original Avengers cast for a new film. However, amidst these discussions, one unexpected detail emerged, and it wasn’t directly related to Marvel’s affairs.
Variety’s report mentioned director Nia DaCosta working on another film while The Marvels was in postproduction. According to the report, she had relocated to London to prepare for her Tessa Thompson drama, Hedda. This move raised some eyebrows, with an undisclosed source “close to the production” expressing surprise at a director leaving a $250 million movie with a few months remaining.
However, the framing of this decision received backlash, and Nia DaCosta has now clarified her reasons for completing The Marvels’ production remotely. She explained during a press junket for The Marvels that the film’s release date had been changed four times, extending what was initially intended to be a two-year process to three and a half years.
DaCosta emphasized that she had already committed to the production of Hedda, an adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play, and Marvel was aware of this commitment as The Marvels repeatedly faced delays. She had pushed the schedule for Hedda multiple times in an effort to balance both projects. Eventually, it became clear that if there were further delays, she wouldn’t be able to be physically present in Los Angeles to complete The Marvels.
As a solution, they devised a way for her to finish the film remotely from the UK. DaCosta and Marvel collaborated to ensure the process went smoothly. By the time she had to leave the production, the film was already at an advanced stage, and her team was aligned with her creative vision.
In her own words, DaCosta concluded that the situation was not as dramatic as it may have seemed, as everyone involved understood the film’s direction, making remote work a feasible and efficient option.