Shortland's hiring caps off months of searching that saw Marvel reportedly meet with as many as 75 different filmmakers for the project. "Her most recent film was Berlin Syndrome, a 2017 thriller that starred Teresa Palmer". Shortland, an australian director, won the job out of over seventy directors that Marvel met with for the film including Amma Asante, Maggie Betts, Melanie Laurent, and Kimberly Pierce. Although the studio initially meant to hire a female filmmaker, the Hollywood trade says the Disney-owned studio "stalled at one point and the studio looked at male directors".
Cate Shortland, who is best known for the 2012 World War II picture Lore, will helm the Scarlet Johansson-starring spinoff of the popular MCU character.
Shortland doesn't even have agency representation, but Johansson pushed for the filmmaker to land the gig as the actress had a strong hand in picking this director.
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Next to her, a glabrous head was found, which archaeologists consider to depict the owner of the tomb. Experts are also confident that they have solved the longstanding mystery of the "screaming mummy".
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The script was penned by Jac Schaeffer, writer of the upcoming women-centric reimagining of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels titled Nasty Women.
After a long search, Marvel Studios has finally selected a director for Black Widow.
While she won't be the first female Marvel superhero to have her name in the title of a movie (the third actually, behind Wasp and soon Captain Marvel), Black Widow will be getting her own film.