Marvel Studios is still trying to find a director for its yet-to-be-officially-announced Black Widow film. The frontrunner has been Berlin Syndrome and Lore director Cate Shortland, but now there might be another name added to the shortlist.
According to film reporter Jeff Sneider, Kimberly Peirce, director of Boys Don't Cry and the 2013 remake of Carrie, is joining Shortland on the shortlist of potential candidates to helm the Black Widow movie.
The other directors on the shortlist reportedly are Amma Asante (Belle) and Maggie Betts (Novitate). Those four directors reportedly made the shortlist from a shocking 49 candidate that Marvel originally considered for the job.
As the film is not even officially in production yet, the details are slim, but earlier reports suggest the movie will be a prequel set before the events of Iron Man 2, perhaps showing how Natasha moved from working for the former Soviet Union to serving as an operative for S.H.I.E.L.D. As the movie might be a prequel, that adds a good deal of uncertainty to the future of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Scarlett Johansson's appearance in Avengers 4. Black Widow was one of the heroes to survive the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but she might not be so lucky in the next movie.