Marvel's 'Black Widow' gets one step closer to reality with a new director

Get the Full StoryMarvel's Black Widow just got one step closer to emerging from perpetual pre-production purgatory.

The studio has reportedly set Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker known for dramas like Somersault, Lore, and Berlin Syndrome, to direct the standalone superhero adventure.

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Shortland beat out around seventy other candidates in the grueling search for the perfect director. She'll be the second female director behind a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie – joining Anna Boden, who's directing Captain Marvel with Ryan Fleck. Read more...More about Entertainment, Marvel Studios, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Black Widow