Marvel Studios Has Finally Found Its Black Widow Director: Cate Shortland

Cate Shortland will direct Scarlet Johansson in Black Widow. (Photo: Alexander Koerner / Stringer via Getty Images and Disney)

Australian director Cate Shortland has been tapped by Marvel Studios to direct a Black Widow solo movie.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, which was expected as Shortland was recently named the front-runner on a short list of directors Marvel was considering. However, now Shortland has signed on, making her the first solo female director of what’s likely to be Marvel’s second solo female lead superhero film. Scarlett Johansson will return as Widow.

We’ll have more soon.

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