Good news everyone! The **Black Widow** movie finally has a director.
[The Hollywood Reporter … reports](https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/black-widow-movie-be-directed-by-cate-shortland-1126708) … that Cate Shortland, a director our of Australia with a number of well received indies to her name, has been selected to helm the long gestating feature.
Apparently Shortland was championed by Scarlett Johansson, who loved Shortland’s 2012 feature **Lore**, which follows a group of sisters in Nazi Germany as the allies advance through the country.
That’s pretty much all the news that is news here though. Jac Shaeffer is still writing the thing and it is reportedly set before the first Avengers movie. Not sure how I feel about that last tidbit, but there it is.
What do you guys think?