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That Time David Bowie’s Wife Was Almost Black Widow

There is an alternate universe, where, among the other television adaptations of superheroes in the 1970s; like The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, the made-for-TV Captain America, and Captain America II: Death Too Soon (not kidding, featuring the talents of that guy from Space Mutiny); that ranged in quality from “enjoyable camp” to “what?” there was…

A Black Widow and Daredevil tv show with David Bowie‘s then-wife in a starring role. There’s even a couple photos to prove it.

Phil Nobile has the story, straight from Angela Barnett‘s mouth:

I received permission from Stan Lee to have the rights to Daredevil and Black Widow for a year. We were unable to place the series. Actor, writer, Benny Carruthers and I did the photo shoot with Terry O’Neill and Natasha Kornilkoff costume designer and Barbara Daly – make-up in London and that was all that ever happened. Unfortunately at that time it was considered too difficult and expensive to film, special effects, etc.

Somebody please tell Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick about this. They’ll want to incorporate it into Venture Bros., seeing as how David Bowie is a fully canonical character for them.

(Badass Digest via @michaelmaycomix.)

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  • Christopher Haley

    What’s even more interesting is the time David Bowie was almost Batman in Tim Burton’s ’89 film. It’s true! 

  • Abel Undercity

    I now believe that nobody, ever, will get Daredevil’s costume right for live-action.

  • Rose Cooke

    A nylon leotard doesn’t really seem like practical gear for assassinating.

  • Jennifer

    i thought this was going to be about iman  :|

  • Francesca M

    I wish the pictures were in color. OMG.

  • Brad Clary

    Looks like Bowie’s (ex) wife was trying to be ‘Wonder Woman’ too. Seeing as how she’s never done anything to write about, probably a good thing she lost it to Lynda Carter, who made the role as iconic as it is today…