Ever since we saw Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 fans have been begging for a stand-alone movie and their prayers are set to be answered.
Back in January the project finally got off the ground when it was announced that Kevin Feige (The Avengers, Captain America) will Produce the movie and Jac Schaeffer (Mr Stache, TiMER) will write.
Now following a series of meetings with a number of directors Marvel have settled on Cate Shortland (Lore, Berlin Syndrome) for the eagerly anticipated film.
Variety have reported that the decision was made after positive meetings between Shortland and Johansson. It also states that her strong female lead characters in previous movies were a big factor in their decision.
The prospect of a standalone movie for Black Widow is exciting and is far more likely to be a more espionage style thriller than an all-action superhero movie.
No details have been announced with regards to plot or time period at the moment but it seems unlikely that Marvel would release an origin story for Natasha Romanoff when she’s been in so many movies already.
What seems most likely is that the movie will be set in a time period after the events of the, as of yet untitled, follow up to Avengers: Infinity War.
We have little doubt that this movie will be a hit, not only because Romanoff is such a popular character but also as the character has a lot of depth and a wealth of story arcs to choose from.
One thing that is certain is that we won’t be seeing this any time soon as the Marvel release schedule is already pretty full up until 2020.
No further details have been announced on this project but we will be sure to keep you updated as more info becomes available.