Deadline has updated their previous report about Cate Shortland being a potential finalist for the Black Widow director job. Amma Asante (Belle) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate) are also in the running. Shortland, Asante, and Betts are the top three candidates, pulled from a field of 49.
All three directors have not only met with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, but also star Scarlett Johansson. The decision, as it usually does at Marvel Studios, will come down to which director offers the best pitch that takes Marvel and Johansson’s ideas for the character and makes them even better.
You can see trailers for Asante’s Belle and Betts’ Novitiate below.