Director Neil Marshall will be vying for his first Emmy Award tomorrow night for his work on the Game of Thrones episode "The Watchers on the Wall. Before the HBO series came along, Neil Marshall directed feature films such as The Descent, Doomsday and Centurion. He revealed in a recent interview with Vanity Fair that he would love to make a stand-alone movie about Scarlett Johansson's Marvel character The Black Widow.
"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."
"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."
The Black Widow movie has been in development at Marvel for quite some time, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed back in March that a Captain Marvel movie may come before The Black Widow. The actress' character will next be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is currently in production.