A Black Widow movie has been in the works for a while. Watchmen screenwriter, David Hayter, revealed why the project has not made it into production yet. Here is what he had to say in a recent Blastr interview:
"Unfortunately, as I was coming up on the final draft, a number of female vigilante movies came out. We had 'Tomb Raider' and 'Kill Bill,' which were the ones that worked, but then we had 'BloodRayne' and 'Ultraviolet' and 'Aeon Flux.'"
I can understand that those other movies are similar, but it's unfortunate that a Black Widow film didn't get made. Hayter was obviously more upset about the decision, and had this to say:
"I accepted their logic in terms of the saturation of the marketplace, but it was pretty painful,” he said. “I had not only invested a lot of time in that movie, but I had also named my daughter . . . Natasha."
His story would have taken place in post-Soviet Russia and involve nukes and sanitariums. Here is what he had to say:
Black Widow did get into the “Iron Man” movie franchise and will be in the upcoming “The Avengers.” In fact, “The Avengers” may be a key to getting Black Widow her own movie in the future, so maybe Hayter — and Hollywood — can still bring the iconic heroine to the big screen on her own. Only time will tell on that one.
I would love to see Black Widow have to save the world in her own movie. I think that if The Avengers, a movie might be more likely. What are your thoughts?