For years Marvel fans have been clamoring for a Black Widow movie to be made, as she stood as one of Marvel’s earliest and most compelling characters…and yet it never happened. We’ve seen characters as discreet as Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy get films of their own but one of the franchise’s earliest players wasn’t even thought of having a feature film? Granted she and Hawkeye, who are both assassins and part of the earliest Avengers squad, haven’t had their own film but she’s so much more interesting than Hawkeye. (Sorry Barton.) Shouldn’t she get her own movie?
Well, Marvel is finally bringing this project into full swing and today it has just been announced that a director has been found to helm this hero’s long-awaited standalone film.
Her name is Cate Shortland and her best known work has been Lore, Somersault, and Berlin Syndrome. I haven’t seen any of these movies but I’m sure she’s going to do a great job because Marvel rarely gets their casting wrong. And mostly this news excites me because they decided to get a female director to helm this movie.
They could’ve easily found a man to direct the vision of Black Widow’s story but having a woman tell this story through the lens will give the film a much needed femininity. That’s why Wonder Woman was so great. We got to see Wonder Woman’s origin story through a woman’s eyes and it was magnificent.
I’m so excited to learn more about this movie as it slowly develops and to eventually see it in 2020. It’s going to be awesome indeed. 🙂
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