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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

After years of speculation and fan desire to see this film, Marvel Studios is finally gaining momentum on a Scarlett Johansson-led Black Widow standalone movie that will finally give the character some much-desired development (though don’t get us wrong, they’ve done a great job with her so far). There has been some rumbling regarding the directors as of late — and last month, we reported on three directors that were potential top contenders to helm the project.

Now, Collider reporter Jeff Sneider stated on Twitter that another director has been added to the shortlist — Boys Don’t Cry helmer Kimberly Peirce. Sadly, there was no real embellishment on the “why” behind her getting placed on the shortlist. In addition to Boys Don’t Cry, her credits include the 2013 remake, and TV shows like American Crime, Halt and Catch Fire, and Dear White People.

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One other interesting aspect to this tweet from Sneider is that Variety film reporter Justin Kroll replied to it, saying, “You can add whoever you want, Shorltand [sic] is getting this job.” Cate Shortland is one of the three directors we reported on last month (the others being Maggie Betts and Amma Asante), who helmed lesser-known films like Lore and Berlin Syndrome. There was no elaboration as to why Kroll thinks so, but we’ll have to wait and see if the claim has any merit.

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SOURCE: Jeff Sneider

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.