Aussie Cate Shortland to direct Marvel’s Black Widow?

Well, ain’t this a bit of interesting news. Aussie film maker Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome, Lore, Somersault) is rumoured to be in the running to direct Marvel’s long anticipated Black Widow stand alone film.

If Shortland lands the gig, she’ll be the first female director of a Marvel film.

Telling a tale about Russian superspy Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johannson), 20th Century Fox tried recently to steal its thunder with the horribly misjudged Red Sparrow.