Neil Marshall Wants to Make a Black Widow Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.26.2014
Game of Thrones wants to take on the Marvel heroine...
Neil Marshall says that he would love to do a Black Widow film for Marvel. Marshall, who has directed film such as The Descent and Doomsday, as well as some of Game of Thrones' biggest episodes, spoke with Vanity Fair and said that if he got the chance, he'd jump at directing Scarlett Johansson in such a film.
"I think I'd like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero," Marshall said. "I would love to do a Black Widow movie...[Widow is] really interesting, she doesn't have any superpowers, she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, being this ex-K.G.B. assassin, I find that really fascinating, yeah."
Marshall added that he can't identify with powered-up superheroes, noting, "Very rarely do they get killed off, and when they do get killed off, chances are they're going to be back… somehow."
Of course, Marvel has been showing interest in a Black Widow film again recently with the increasing popularity of Johansson's take on the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's important to note that this was just Marshall's wish list; he said nothing about having any discussions with Marvel about such a film.