Black Widow: Cate (The Berlin Syndrome) Shortland to Direct Marvel Picture

Cate Shortland (The Berlin Syndrome) will direct Marvel’s Black Widow standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson.

The film has been in development, but picked up momentum in January when Jack Schaeffer was tapped to pen the script. Kevin Feige is producing the picture

The studio met with more than 70 filmmakers for the job before landing on Shortland, who was an early favorite after a promising meeting with Johansson.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, including whether the film will be an origin tale or set after the next “Avengers” movie.

Fans of the character have been pushing for her to get her own movie since she first appeared in “Iron Man 2.”