- Australian director Shortland had been rumoured for awhile but now has officially confirmed as the director of the Black Widow solo movie
- Despite directing three indie features she doesn't have an agent
- Scarlett Johansson fought for Shortland to direct the film after falling in love with her film, Lore
- Shortland is now the 7th woman attached as director to a superhero film. She joins Lexi Alexander and Patty Jenkins (who have already released Punisher: War Zone and Wonder Woman respectively) along with Anna Boden (co-directing Captain Marvel with Ryan Fleck), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Silver & Black), Ava DuVernay (New Gods) and Cathy Yan (Birds of Prey) who all have films in development
OMG YASSSSS SHORTLAND!!!!