Four directors on shortlist to take charge of Marvel's Black Widow stand-alone movie
Four directors have emerged in the shortlist to take charge of a stand-alone movie for Black Widow.
There have been discussions for a number of years about the possibility of the origins of Natasha Romanoff, who has been a key feature of the Avengers and a number of stand-alone movies, getting her own outing and work finally got underway on a script earlier this year.
Jac Schaeffer, who has most recently re-written musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as a female-centric comedy named Nasty Women, with Anne Hathaway attached to start, has provided the script and now attention turns to the director.
According to Deadline, three names are on Marvel's shortlist, Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortland, Belle's Amma Asante, Boys Don’t Cry/Stoploss director Kimberly Peirce and Novitiate's Maggie Betts.
A decision will be made in the coming weeks.
Romanoff has been played by Scarlett Johansson over six movies, dating all the way back to Iron Man 2. The character's origins are as a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man, but she later defected to the United States, becoming an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
She was last seen in Avengers: Infinity War.