Cate Shortland to direct Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ solo movie

Angelo Anderson
July 13, 2018

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.

Marvel Studios is moving ahead with the Black Widow movie as it has found a director with Cate Shortland. Shortland has received critical praise for her film, Lore, which is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 94% rating.

If Shortland's previous projects can tell us anything about the tone of Black Widow, it's that we probably shouldn't expect a jokey good time for the family in the vein of Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor: Ragnarok.

The film is one of several female-centric Marvel properties is either developing or in production on now, including "Captain Marvel" starring Brie Larson. She most recently reprised the role of Natasha Romanov, a.k.a.

Johansson reportedly recommended the director because she liked Shortland's World War II drama Lore, (2012) about a teenage girl who leads her four siblings to safety after their parents' disappearance.

Fans of the character have been pushing for her to get her own movie since she first appeared in "Iron Man 2".

Stay tuned for further updates on the Black Widow movie as they become available. However, THR noted the search for a preferably female director "stalled" at one point, which briefly resulted in the studio's considering male directors. The film still doesn't have a release or start date. The next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, will be out in theaters on March 9.

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