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Barr has a pretty illustrious career when it comes to his work with the Walt Disney Company. Outside of Episode IX, Barr has also worked on Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Thor: The Dark World for Marvel Studios.
If Barr is, in fact, the art director, he'll join director Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) and screenwriter Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel) on the crew. The hiring of Shortland marks the first time Marvel Studios has hired a solo female director to helm one of their movies after the production house hired Anna Boden to co-direct Captain Marvel alongside Ryan Fleck.
Schaeffer, on the other hand, has grown in popularity with Marvel. After receiving a writing credit on Captain Marvel, Schaeffer was tapped to write a script for Black Widow and is now reportedly the showrunner behind the Vision and the Scarlet Witch limited series Marvel Studios is developing for Disney+.
One of the longest-tenured actors in the MCU, Scarlett Johansson is set to reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff. Though Black Widow will be released in a post-Avengers: Endgame world, the flick is reportedly set to be a prequel set around the year 2000. The
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Upcoming Marvel movies set for release this year include Captain Marvel on March 8th, Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.
(h/t HN Entertainment)