The search for a suitable director began just a few weeks back for Black Widow but Marvel Studios is said to have already met with more than sixty talented individuals from the industry to potentially helm the project.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, reporter Justin Kroll from Variety stated that Marvel Studios is being extremely “thorough” when it comes to the planned solo treatment of the character. Finding the right director in this case will take some time.
Fun fact: More then 65 directors have met for the BLACK WIDOW job. Marvel being extremely thorough on this one
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) May 2, 2018
It was only recently revealed that Marvel Studios wants to bring in a female director for Black Widow. Deniz Gamze Erguven (Kings), Chloe Zhao (The Rider), Amma Asante (A United Kingdom), Maggie Betts (Novitiate), and Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), among others, are some of the few that have already been contacted for the gig. Just how many directors were female from the sixty-plus figure remains to be told.
The setting for Black Widow will find Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) living inside the United States about fifteen years after the fall of the Soviet Union. This will place her origin story before Iron Man (2008), as well as Iron Man 2 (2010) where she was introduced for the first time.
In addition, the upcoming movie could possibly feature James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in a major capacity. This coincides with the actor recently exclaiming excitement about reprising his role alongside the actress once again.
While there is still no confirmation on the director, Brad Winderbaum (Thor: Ragnarok) is said to be attached as an executive producer. He will join Victoria Alonso (Ant-Man) and Louis D’Esposito (Guardians of the Galaxy) in the same ranks.
There is currently no release date attached with Black Widow but there are several who speculate on the release taking place in 2020.