Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) Ph: Jay Maidment ©Marvel 2015

RUMOR: Marvel Moving Ahead on “Black Widow” Solo Film; Director Shortlist Revealed

Since making her on-screen debut in Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson’s performance of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, has been a compelling character that was always full of potential, but often overshadowed by the other superheroes she’s had to share the screen with. It seems that’s about to change, as Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Jr., reports.

According to Fleming, Marvel is ready to move forward on a solo film for the character, and already have a shortlist of directors for the project, including Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome, Lore), Amma Asante (Belle, A United Kingdom), and Maggie Betts (Novitiate). The three reportedly have met with Johansson and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.

We’ll provide more on the story as it develops.

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Bob
Bob
2 years ago

They have to have a female director just because the main is a girl xD

Weave
Weave
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

And we all know how well that worked out for A Wrinkle in Time. 😂

Sulley
Sulley
2 years ago

Finally, the most boring Avenger in her own adventure no one really asked for!
I’ll check it out when you get get it in a dvd 2-pack with Solo in the Walmart discount bin.

Kristin
Kristin
2 years ago

I hope they are not JUST picking a female director for the sake of a female director. I know it worked for Wonder Woman, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to work for this movie. I think that they should be looking for the BEST director, regardless the gender.

RebeccaMcK
RebeccaMcK
2 years ago

My daughter would love to see a backstory movie/prequel about Black Widow, though it would probably be a pretty dark story considering what flashbacks we saw of Romanoff’s in the previous Avengers film(s). If the movie happens, we’ll see it. I don’t care who directs it as long as he/she does it well.