Exclusive: Marvel, Scarlett Johansson Tap Ned Benson to Rewrite ‘Black Widow’ Movie

Marvel has hired Ned Benson (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) to rewrite the script for the Black Widow standalone movie that will star Scarlett Johansson, Collider has exclusively learned. Marvel had no comment. Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland (Lore) is directing the action movie, which like all MCU movies, will be produced by Kevin Feige. Jac Schaeffer (The Hustle) wrote the previous draft of the script. Marvel made it a priority to hire a female director for Black Widow, meeting with more than 70 candidates before settling on Shortland, though the studio did, at one point, consider male filmmakers. The point …

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Oscars Relent, Will Air All 24 Categories Live After Outcry

Who says public shaming doesn’t work? After a week of very vocal protests from not just the viewing public but industry professionals and Academy members, the Academy has reversed its decision to award four categories during commercial breaks and will instead air all 24 Oscar categories live during the telecast, as it has done in the past. The change was an effort to trim the telecast down to a sharp three hours, which ABC requested after particularly low ratings last year while completely negating the fact that the way in which people watch television has changed drastically over the …

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