Cate Shortland Up For Directing “Black Widow”?

Acclaimed Australian film director Cate Shortland has reportedly made the shortlist to direct Marvel and Disney’s standalone “Black Widow” movie starring Scarlett Johansson reprising her role of Natasha Romanov.

Deadline broke the news about Shortland who first broke out with the highly regarded 2004 film “Somersault” which helped launch Sam Worthington’s career, 2012’s historical drama “Lore,” and last year’s psychological thriller “Berlin Syndrome” starring Teresa Palmer.

Jac Schaeffer (“The Hustle”) is currently penning the script for the film which finally gives Johansson her own film after playing a supporting character in numerous other Marvel films including most recently “Avengers: Infinity War”.