Marvel's 'Black Widow' Movie Director Short List Adds Two More Names

BLACK WIDOW Movie Moving Forward, Seeking Female Directors - Report

BLACK WIDOW Movie Moving Forward, Seeking Female Directors - Report

Marvel is forging ahead with a Black Widow movie, and is actively seeking to hire a female director, according to Deadline.

Marvel had long indicated its interest in a stand-alone Black Widow film, but the project only gained traction after the massive success of last year's Warner Bros film Wonder Woman, helmed by Patty Jenkins. Her most recent project is A United Kingdom, and she has two films in production, Where Hands Touch and The Billion Dollar Spy. It revolves around a young woman who is learning to be a nun, but she struggles with her faith, the church she is a part of and sexuality as a whole. She along with all of the core Avengers (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and presumably Hawkeye) survived the events of that film and are all expected to be seen in next summer's still-untitled Avengers 4.

The favourites? Apparently, Shortland, Assante and Betts are heading towards the top of the list, with Kevin Feige considering his choices.

It looks like the long-awaited Black Widow movie is getting just a little bit closer to reality. She would go on to appear in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2016's Captain America: Civil War and this year's global blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. Next month The Wasp (played by Evangeline Lilly) will co-star in the Ant-Man sequel.

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