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Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ gets one step closer to reality with a new director

By Jess Joho

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Marvel’s Black Widow just got one step closer to emerging from perpetual pre-production purgatory.

The studio has reportedly set Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker known for dramas like Somersault, Lore, and Berlin Syndrome, to direct the standalone superhero adventure.

Shortland beat out around seventy other candidates in the grueling search for the perfect director. She’ll be the second female director behind a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie – joining Anna Boden, who’s directing Captain Marvel with Ryan Fleck. …

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