Cate Shortland to direct solo Black Widow film

The greatest crime Marvel Studios has committed up to this point was to not give Scarlett Johansson a solo Black Widow film. Finally that wrong is get rectified.

After a tedious search through 70 rumored directors, Marvel Studios has landed on director Cate Shortland to helm the film.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

The Australian director is best known for the Nazi drama Lore.

Jac Schaeffer wrote the most recent draft for Widow. She also wrote the upcoming female-centric remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nasty Women.

Johansson’s Widow is reportedly set before the events of the first Avengers movie and sees the actress reprise the Russian spy-turned-super heroine. The movie will be Marvel’s second female-centric movie after Captain Marvel, which is due to open March 8, 2019.