Jump to content
Outsiders

Cate Shortland To Direct Scarlett Johansson In 'Black Widow'

Recommended Posts

Scarlett Johansson will be reprising her role as Black Widow and Cate Shortland will be directing Johansson in the freestanding Black Widow film.  This will be the first stand-along movie for the actress after she played supporting roles in a slew of superhero films including The Avengers installments.

Source: Deadline

AVJ_01.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really hoped that they have chosen an established director or someone already involved in the MCU movies. Let's see if this pans out. This thing of female leads must be directed by female directors is kinda of nonsense to me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I’m completely honest, as it pertains to a Black Widow solo film, I simply ‘DO NOT WANT’... Unless, of course, it features some of the more prominent MCU character crossovers I’ve come to expect from the majority of such fare. But, even then, having to put up with ‘ScarJo’ for the entire length of the abysmal ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie, was bad enough. I just do not care for her. And I’m actually somewhat grateful that, up until now, her screen time in the Marvel films has been relatively limited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Cate Shortland would be perfect to direct an amazing gritty, low budget, sexy suspense spy movie as made evident by her previous work, however, Disney Marvel will never allow that therefore, I'm unsure whether this will work out or whether Shortland might leave due to "creative differences." But I'm looking forward to the MCU's first female action movie.

image.thumb.png.37207b7836691a6ab76573161ac7fc53.png

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if this will be an origin film or what. I remember in one of the Avengers films it shows her past so I wonder if they explore some of the scenes shown in previous films. I am interested in seeing this movie. Also I hope that they show her and Frank Castle (Punisher aka Jon Bernthal) cross paths during her time with Russia. That would be awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really excited about this news, Black Widow is one of my favourite marvel and I'm really glad she is finally getting her own movie and it's great that Scarlett Johansson will be reprising her role as Black Widow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Black Widow has been a great character in the MCU, but can she really carry a solo film this late in the game? As a support role (like Fury and Hawkeye) these characters help flesh out the story, but I’m not seeing a spy-thriller/espionage themed film playing out well in the current world of MCU. That said, I look forward to being proved wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This could work. I wonder if it will be a prequel or maybe an origin story? Setting it after or during Infinity War seems counter-productive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think she has the super powers to have her own movie? she's a dope character, but what are the special effects wow moments gonna be?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Personally I would like a Scarlet Witch movie more than a Black Widow movie. It would be a great way to introduce Magneto and possibly the Brother of Mutants. Maybe Hawkeye could cameo in it if they do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...







Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE