Will Neil Marshall Swap “Game of Thrones’ for the “Black Widow?

Photo: Marvel
Photo: Marvel


When Marvel finally decides to make the eagerly awaited Black Widow movie, Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall has expressed interest taking the job. At this stage no official announcement has been made to suggest when work could start on a movie with one of my personal favourites, Black Widow portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, in the lead role.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Marshall said “I would love to do a Black Widow movie. That’s perfect, I would love to do that”.  He went on to say “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-KGB assassin, I find that really fascinating, yeah.”

Marshall was the director on the episodes “Watchers on the Wall” and “Blackwater” for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones. He is currently working on NBC’s television adaptation of DC Comics’ Constantine. As many of our readers will know Marvel and DC are forever in polarity amongst some groups, often being touted as “bitter rivals”, so one wonders if that will have any effect on whether Marvel takes up his request.

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Whilst talking to Total Film earlier in the year, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel, hinted that it might already be in the schedule. In the interview regarding Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Feige explained how “Avengers: The Age of Ultron” fleshes out the Natasha Romanov’s story and then went on to reveal that there has been some work done on a Black Widow movie. “We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film,” he said. “The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.”

At this point we are no closer to a Black Widow movie, however as any Marvel fan worth their salt knows, at some point we will see a mid or post-credit snippet that hints that it is forthcoming. ……..and break out the faux-leather cat suit when it does people!

Jacie Anderson
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