We have another director to add to the shortlist for Black Widow with award winning director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), who is by far the biggest surprise thus far. It was already apparent from looking at the other directors on the shortlist, but Black Widow is definitely leaning hard into drama and considering the little backstory we’ve seen of Black Widow, it’s entirely justifiable and deserved.
Add Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) to the shortlist of possible directors for Marvel's BLACK WIDOW.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) July 2, 2018
However, Justin Kroll of Variety, like Deadline, is confident that Cate Shortland (Lore) is the frontrunner for the job.
You can add whoever you want, Shorltand is getting this job
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) July 2, 2018
Whoever gets the job, Marvel Studios certainly isn’t slaking in their choice of applicants for the position.