‘Black Widow’ Update: Neil Marshall Wants to Direct a Movie for Scarlett Johansson’s Character

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
‘Black Widow’ Update: Neil Marshall Wants to Direct a Movie for Scarlett Johansson’s Character

Director Neil Marshall is interested to direct a solo Marvel movie for Scarlett Johansson’s character, “Black Widow.” Read on to learn more about this scoop.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reported that Marshall, who was recently known for directing several episode of “Game of Thrones,” has expressed his desire for a “Black Widow” film.

Unfortunately, Marvel Studios has still not confirmed if it will produce a feature film on the Shield Operative and Avengers member, Natasha Romanoff played by actress Scarlett Johansson, but nonetheless many filmmakers would love to take on the challenge, including Marshall.

Marshall began his career in editing and in 2002 directed his first feature film “Dog Soldiers”, which became a cult film. He followed up with the critically acclaimed horror film “The Descent” in 2005 in which he won the British Independent Film Award for “Best Director of a British Independent Film.” Marshall also directed “Doomsday” in 2008, and wrote and directed “Centurion” in 2010. For his work on the Game of Thrones episode “The Watchers on the Wall”, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

Marshall also directed “Doomsday” in 2008, and wrote and directed “Centurion” in 2010. For his work on the Game of Thrones episode “The Watchers on the Wall”, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

“I think I’d like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero – I would love to do a Black Widow movie.” Marshall told in the Vanity Fair interview posted in the THR article.

He went on by describing the character as “perfect” and “really interesting” explaining that although the lack thereof superpowers, her skills as an ex-K.G.B. assassin fascinates the director.

The character “Black Window” is the alter-ego of former KGB agent Natasha Romanova. She is one of the greatest spies ever and is one of the best agents S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever had. She’s a long-time member of the Avengers and was a founding member along Captain America, Thor, Iron-Man among others.

The character appeared in the Marvel movie, “Iron Man 2” played by Scarlett Johansson, she later reprised her role in The Avengers movie and the Captain America sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” She is set to reprise this role in the Avengers sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Director Joss Whedon has said she will have a much more substantial role this time around.

THR also reported that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that a “Black Widow” project was “in development” but there is still no news or updates regarding the fan-awaited project. Feig also expressed his hopes of creating a movie for a solo female lead. This might start off with the “Black Widow” if the movie would push through.

That’s it for the latest ‘Black Widow’ scoop about Director Neil Marshall’s interest on directing a movie based Scarlett Johansson’s character. For more updates on events, news, celebrities and upcoming tv shows and movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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