Black Widow Solo Film Finds Director In Cate Shortland

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A major step was made in bringing the solo Black Widow movie to the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cate Shortland is set to direct the solo film for the super spy turned superhero. Shortland is best known for films such as Lore and Berlin Syndrome. 

Shortland beat out over 70 potential contenders for the directing seat with a shortlist that included Amma Asante (Belle, A United Kingdom) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate). She was also personally championed by Scarlett Johansson, who will reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff in the film.

Jac Schaeffer, who wrote the remake female centric Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Nasty Women), has penned the latest draft of the script for the project.

The film reportedly will follow Natasha Romanoff is the aftermath of 2012’s The Avengers. This will be Marvel’s second solo female film after 2019’s Captain Marvel. 

There’s currently no release date for the solo Black Widow feature.

Bec Heim

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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