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Black Widow movie gets a director on board…

July 13th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So we’ve known for a while that there was a high likelihood that a Black Widow movie was likely to be coming to the MCU soon.

And now we have a director which, we reckon, means it’s coming soon.

Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker best known for the Nazi drama Lore, has signed on the dotted line.

This means that Marvel were true to their word and found a female director for the gig which was a priority for them.

The reported shortlist was Amma Asante (Belle, A United Kingdom) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate) along with Melanie Laurent (Galveston) and Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) were also in the next-to-final mix.

Word is that Scarlett Johansson herself was pushing for Shortland to get the gig, being a fan of Lore.

Interestingly: Johansson’s Black Widow is reportedly set before the events of the first Avengers movie and sees the actress reprise the role of the Russian spy turned superheroine. 

So, who’s excited? Let us know your thoughts…

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….