Marvel is Close to Finding a ‘Black Widow’ Director

After hiring a writer for the movie and seeing more than sixty-five directors, it sounds like Marvel is narrowing in on a choice to direct Black Widow.

According to Deadline, Cate Shortland is on the short list:

Biding its time by putting her in The Avengers and other superhero titles, Marvel is moving forward with a Black Widow film with Scarlett Johansson. While they are looking at female filmmakers, Deadline hears keep an eye on Australian helmer Cate Shortland on the short list. Her recent credits include Lore and most recently Berlin Syndrome.

The Black Widow movie, which could be a prequel, hasn’t officially been announced by Marvel yet but it is expected to arrive in 2020.