Black Widow Movie: Marvel opts for a female director, Cate Shortland


After the back-to-back success of some of the best superhero movies, Marvel has decided to go with The Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortland. After many sources claimed the same, it has been confirmed that Marvel Black Widow standalone movie, starring Scarlett Johansson will be directed by Cate.

The film will release in 2020

Black Widow 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.

The studio met with more than 70 filmmakers for the job before landing on Shortland, who sources say was an early favourite after a promising meeting with Johansson.

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Plot details are being kept under wraps, including whether the film will be an origin tale or set after the next Avengers movie.

The film is one of several female-centric Marvel properties is either developing or in production on currently, including Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson. That movie will be out on March 8, 2019.

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