The highly anticipated ‘Black Widow’ movie starring Scarlett Johansson from Marvel Studios has finally named a director…
Scarlett Johansson will finally get her own standalone movie as ‘Black Widow’ will go into production from Marvel Studios and now the project has a director.
Cate Shortland, an Australian director who has helmed movies such as ‘Berlin Syndrome’ and ‘Lore’, has been selected to serve as the director on the ‘Black Widow’ movie.
Johansson reportedly championed Shortland for the project after more than 70 directors were tested by Marvel in an extensive search for the right person to lead the job.
The ‘Black Widow’ movie is expected to be an origin story of sorts for Agent Natasha Romanoff, who first appeared on the big screen in ‘Iron Man 2’ before making numerous appearances across the Marvel Cinematic Universe including her role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the upcoming sequel due out in 2019.
The upcoming ‘Black Widow’ film will reportedly focus on Romanoff’s early days as a Russian operative for the KGB before she eventually defected to the United States where she became a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
There’s no word yet on a production start date or a release date but the director has been found so the ‘Black Widow’ movie can get moving sooner rather than later.