Cate Shortland to Direct the 'Black Widow' Solo Movie

At long last, we're seriously going to be getting a Black Widow solo film entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a short list of names was being looked at recently, word just came down that a decision has been made.

Australian director Cate Shortland (Lore) has been chosen, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Cate Shortland to Direct the 'Black Widow' Solo Movie
Credit: Interview on YouTube

The outlet goes on to say that star Scarlett Johansson is who went to bat for Shortland and admired her handling of the female lead in Lore. Disney reportedly had a list of 70+ filmmakers in mind.

Cate Shortland to Direct the 'Black Widow' Solo Movie

This film has long been rumored to be in development with numerous setbacks and schedule drops throughout, but we're happy it's finally moving forward.

Supposedly, the storyline would follow Natasha Romanoff before the events of the first Avengers movie, with Johansson on board to play Black Widow.

We'll let you know as soon as we know anything else, like when they're looking at a date.

Saaaaay, maybe that's the mysterious Marvel Studios release date we just found out about.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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