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Scarlett johansson's Black Widow movie gets a director - find out who

13 July 2018

The studio has reportedly set Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker known for dramas like Somersault, Lore, and Berlin Syndrome, to direct the standalone superhero adventure. Last month that search managed to narrow things down to a key group of frontrunners who included Shortland, Amma Asante (Belle), Maggie Betts (Novitiate), Melanie Laurent (Galveston), and Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don't Cry). "Her most recent film was Berlin Syndrome, a 2017 thriller that starred Teresa Palmer".

The film is one of several female-centric Marvel properties is either developing or in production on now, including "Captain Marvel" starring Brie Larson.

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According to THR, Marvel Studios met with over 70 potential directors before hiring Shortland. 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.

Little is known about the plot of the Black Widow film, although industry rumour suggests it will explore events in a time period before the first Avengers movie. The film reunites Johansson with her Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders. Not long ago, Shortland was rumored to be up for the position, but now it has been confirmed she will helm the Black Widow solo film. Since then, she has appeared in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Scarlett johansson's Black Widow movie gets a director - find out who