The search for a director for Marvel’s first standalone live-action Black Widow movie has ended, with Australian screenwriter-director Cate Shortland beating over 70 potential directors to the role.
Shortland, known for her work on Lore (2012) and Berlin Syndrome (2017), will become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first solo female director, following in the footsteps of Anna Boden who is set to co-direct Captain Marvel (2019) with Ryan Fleck.
The long-awaited Black Widow will act as a prequel of sorts to The Avengers (2012), with Scarlett Johansson reprising her role for Marvel Studios’ 2nd ever female-centred release.
Jac Schaeffer, the writer behind the female-centric remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is working on the most recent version of the script.
There are currently no details regarding a potential release date for this film.