We know that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” producer Kevin Feige said they would rather make a movie about a completely new character because Black Widow has seen her fair share of screen time, but is there something cooking at Marvel that we should be knowing about? “Game of Thrones” and “Centurion” director Neil Marshall says he is very keen to take on the helming duties for a “Black Widow” solo movie.
He told Vanity Fair in a recent interview:
“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.”
Revealing his passion for the character, he added:
“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.”
Made on a budget of 40 million, “Lucy” grossed over $216 Worldwide. Johansson has clearly made a lasting impression as a kickass actress, and despite reports that she might not be getting a solo movie for “Black Widow”, her latest big screen success may just be the nudge Marvel needed. Feige once said in an interview that people already see Johansson’s “Black Widow” as “a big giant superhero!” but he also mentioned that “if we had a great idea, we’d do it.”