Cate Shortland as director to “Black Widow” standalone: Marvel Studios

Vastavam web: Marvel Studios have announced Cate Shortland as the director of its highly anticipated “Black Widow” standalone movie.The film will star Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, an agent of the fictional spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D and a member of the superhero team the Avengers.Shortland, 49, is best known for the Nazi drama “Lore” and most recently directed Teresa Palmer-starrer “The Berlin Syndrome”.Its hunt narrowed down to Amma Asante, Maggie Betts, Shortland, Melanie Laurent and Kimberly Peirce.

Shortland, who had a promising meeting with Johansson, later bagged the project.In January, the studio had announced that Jac Schaeffer will be penning the script for the standalone.