26 Aug – It has been reported that Neil Marshall, the director of the HBO hit series, "Game of Thrones" who also directed films such as "Doomsday" and "Centurion" has shown interest in helming the female-driven superhero film, "Black Widow".
He told Vanity Fair in an 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"."
He also claimed that he is less interested in a superhero with superpowers, "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," he continued.
When Marshall was asked if he has any interest in directing a "Black Widow" stand-alone film, he immediately replied, "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"
Scarlett Johansson latest movie, "Lucy" has been a box office success. On 8 August 2014, "Lucy" debuted globally at the number one box office spot in all markets it was released in outside of U.S. and Canada.
With a high demand on female-fronted film and the success of "Lucy", fans of Marvel will definitely be eager to watch Johansson leading with more action in a "Black Widow" film.
Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as "Black Widow" in the upcoming "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" which will be release on 30 April 2015.