Who is Nia DaCosta? Five Facts to Know About the Youngest MCU Director Ahead of 'The Marvels'

Here's some things to know before you grab your ticket

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It's technically official already, but this Friday Nia DaCosta will officially become the youngest director in Marvel Cinematic Universe history when The Marvels hits theaters. Having just turned 34 this past Wednesday, DaCosta has had an almost uncanny rise in the film industry seeing as though it was just five years ago that her name and work really began buzzing upon the premiere of her crime thriller Little Woods at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival where it received the Nora Ephron award for "excellence in storytelling by a female writer or director." Now a mere five years later she has made history as the youngest and first African American female director in the MCU, and this is only the beginning for her.

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As far as The Marvels goes, the storyline is centered around Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) who's out for blood against the Supreme Intelligence after reclaiming her identity from Kree. The consequences of her actions now see her responsible for the destabilized universe, which then results in her being sent to a Kree-linked wormhole. It's here where she'll join forces with two other female superheroes (Teyonah Parris and Kamala Khan) to become "The Marvels." Ahead of the film's release, here are five fun facts to know about director Nia DaCosta.

1. DaCosta attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts

2. DaCosta started her career working as a production assistant with some heavy hitters

3. DaCosta's journey with 'Little Woods' began in 2015

4. DaCosta and Tessa Thompson have a history of working together

5. DaCosta is the first African-American female director to top the box office

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