While actress Scarlett Johansson isn't having the best time in terms of public relations at the moment, Marvel Studios is doing a little better now that they have settled on a director for the long overdue Black Widow standalone film. Last month the director hunt narrowed with Amma Asante (Belle) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate) arising as the finalists alongside Shortland, while Inglourious Basterds breakout Melanie Laurent and Boys Don't Cry filmmaker Kimberly Pierce almost made the final cut.
Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland best known for drama Lore and Berlin Syndrome has signed on to helm Black Widow, Marvel's action-adventure project that will star Scarlett Johansson, Hollywood Reporter reported.
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Reports suggest Marvel bosses met with over 60 filmmakers over the past 18 months before agreeing to hand the job to Shortland earlier this week. As one of the few movies we know about that will be released by Marvel post-Avengers 4, we're personally quite curious to see what the studio and Shortland can come up with. "Her most recent film was Berlin Syndrome, a 2017 thriller that starred Teresa Palmer".
The film has been in development for a while but picked up momentum in January when Jac Schaeffer was tapped to pen the script. Kevin Feige is producing the project.
Fans have been clamoring for a Black Widow solo film ever since the character made her big-screen debut in 2010's Iron Man 2.