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Marvel picks Cate Shortland to direct Black Widow standalone film

July 13th, 2018 | by vBollywood Author
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Marvel Studios have announced Cate Shortland as the director of its highly anticipated Black Widow standalone movie. The film will star Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, an agent of the fictional spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D and a member of the superhero team the Avengers.

Cate Shortland, 49, is famous for the Nazi drama Lore and most recently directed The Berlin Syndrome starring Teresa Palmer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio met with over 70 directors to find the right person to helm the project.

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Shortland, who had a promising meeting with Johansson, later bagged the project. In January, the studio had announced that Jac Schaeffer will be penning the script for the standalone.

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BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 14: Director Cate Shortland attends the ‘Berlin Syndrom’ photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

Johansson has featured as the character in seven films, including this summer’s smash hit Avengers: Infinity War. The actress will also be reprising the role for the untitled Avengers set to release next year.

Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel which will have Brie Larson playing the titular part, is scheduled to hit the theatres next year. The character got teased in one of the post-credit scenes of Avenges: Infinity War. The movie has been directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Berlin SyndromCaptain Marvel will see Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou reprising their previous roles as Nick Fury (Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Phil Coulson (Avengers), Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Korath (Guardians of the Galaxy) respectively. Jude Law will also be seen in Mar-vell.

According to IMDb the story of the movie will focus on Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) and the way she turns into one among powerful superheroes in the universe when Earth gets caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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