Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Movie Lands Director Cate Shortland

13 Juillet, 2018, 04:39 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Black Widow solo film now has a director, in Austalian filmmaker, Cate Shortland.

Best known for her 2014 film Lore, the Australian-born director has also directed 2004's Somersalt and 2017's The Berlin Syndrome. Last month the director hunt narrowed with Amma Asante (Belle) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate) arising as the finalists alongside Shortland, while Inglourious Basterds breakout Melanie Laurent and Boys Don't Cry filmmaker Kimberly Pierce almost made the final cut. Actress turned director Melanie Laurent (Galveston) and Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don't Cry, Carrie) were also reportedly in the mix.

Though no official word has been announced by Marvel Studios at this point, THR reports that Jac Schaeffer has penned the most recent draft of the script for the film.

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Johansson made her debut as the character in 2010's Iron Man 2 and has appeared in multiple other Marvel Studios movies including Captain America: The WInter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and both of the Avengers movies. She most recently reprised the role of Natasha Romanov, a.k.a.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, including whether the film will be an origin tale or set after the next "Avengers" movie. Johansson reportedly sparked to how Shortland handled the female lead of Lore. With the latest phase of Marvel films coming to a close, Marvel saw this as the best time to move forward with the project.

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