All the details we know about the Black Widow standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, whose director search is heating up

After nearly a decade of playing the role, Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her own Black Widow movie.

The one thing that DC has on Marvel is a movie starring a female hero. 2017’s “Wonder Woman” was a wonderful movie, and its sequel looks just as promising so far. Thankfully Marvel is catching up: “Captain Marvel” is coming out in early 2019, and the Black Widow movie is getting further into its development.

Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige has stated that it is putting a lot of time and effort into making it right: the character has, after all, been appearing in these movies for almost a decade, so she deserves a proper movie. More than 65 directors have reportedly been interviewed to take on the project, and Marvel plans on hiring a female director.

This week, Deadline reported that Marvel had narrowed the directing gig down to three women.

While Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff) doesn’t actually have superhuman powers (or enough money to make an iron suit), the character is integral to the franchise. She uses her skills as a former assassin and a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to bring the Avengers together and keep them that way.

She has a complex but little-seen history, since she used to be a deadly assassin for the KGB. She was spared by Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), who was supposed to assassinate her.

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