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Game of Thrones Director Neil Marshall Wants to Make a Black Widow Movie

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, August 25 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Game of Thrones Director Neil Marshall Wants to Make a Black Widow Movie

He mentioned it in an interview, and now the internet will do our best to make it come true.

Source: Vanity Fair

Neil Marshall, the British director who has worked on Game of Thrones, the Constantine pilot, and the movie The Descent, among others, gave an interview to Vanity Fair in which he said he'd like to make a Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Of course, he was just answering a hypothetical question, but that hasn't stopped it from making headlines across the comics blogosphere, which isn't surprising since female-led superhero movies seem to be what everybody's talking about nowadays. Here's the excerpt:

If you were to ever go for one of those mega-budget movies, would you consider doing that female superhero movie everyone’s clamoring for? You have a great history of writing strong cinematic females.

I think I’d like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero. I’m more interested in characters like Scarlett Johansson in Lucy. I’m less interested in people with superpowers because I can’t identify with them. Very rarely do they get killed off, and when they do get killed off, chances are they’re going to be back . . . somehow. Yes, I’d love to do a big splashy movie with a great female lead, but it has to be someone I can believe in.

Since you mention Scarlett Johansson and no superpowers, what about a Black Widow movie?

I would love to do a Black Widow movie. That’s perfect, I would love to do that. That character 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.


Will this actually happen? Well, it's probably a long shot at best. That being said, Lucy was successful enough as an action flick ($216 million worldwide so far) that the prospects of a Black Widow solo movie might actually be looking good. We're just not sure Marshall will be the guy to direct it. But hey, we're not going to pass up all those unique hits the other sites are raking in with this headline, are we?



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