Report: Disney Eyeing Female Directors for Black Widow Movie

While this should come as zero surprise (plus another step in the right direction), reports are surfacing that Disney is officially looking at female directors to helm their Black Widow solo film.

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Maybe you'll recall that the closest Marvel has gotten in their 19-film history (those are the ones that have been released, there's what, three on the schedule right now that aren't in theaters yet) to having a female director is the dual-control of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden on Captain Marvel.

You'd think that maybe, just maybe, the first female hero solo film would have meant a female director, something that Warner Bros. did with their Wonder Woman film and director Patty Jenkins. Eww, I know, we're not supposed to compare Marvel Studios' MCU to WB's DCEU, but they at least got that part right.

Deadline has sounded the alarm, as it were, that Disney is moving forward with the long-gestational Black Widow solo film, and that fans should keep an ear to the ground regarding filmmaker Cate Shortland.

Obviously, this is waaaaay still in the developing phase, and we'll keep you appraised if any additional information about this project firming up as it comes.

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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). 

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