After what seems like an eternity, Marvel is finally making some serious moves towards finally giving Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff a stand-alone film to which my response is...about time I guess.Read More
Is Marvel finally ready to give Black Widow her own film? Because we've been ready.
In the wake of Avengers: Infinity War's box office domination, Marvel finally seems ready to pull the trigger on Black Widow standalone feature. The studio has been interviewing female directors for the project, with Deniz Gamze Erguven (Mustang), Chloe Zhao (The Rider) and Amma Asante (A United Kingdom) are among the women considered, as areMaggie Betts (Novitiate) and Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women)Read More
Marvel keeps a tight lid on its secrets, but it seems like Captain America himself may have just let one slip. In a recent interview, Chris Evans was discussing the unstoppable nature of the Marvel machine in relation to Black Panther's success and future projects, and "Black Widow" was one of the names he casually rattled off.Read More
Marvel has finally commissioned a script for a solo Black Widow movie! After Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther both addressed such big ideas and themes, I started to wonder: what "big idea" should a Black Widow movie tackle?Read More
The Super Bowl gave us eagles fighting patriots like a dystopian vision of the America we're headed towards, but it also gave us so much more: actual new glimpses of Infinity War—life-giving trickles of superhero-infused water in our vast desert of what we actually know about Infinity War.Read More
We're still mostly in the dark.
Marvel kicked off an official 100-day countdown until the debut of Avengers: Infinity War, a movie that we know vanishingly little about except that every movie star in the universe is starring in it.
Here's what we do know.
"It's not gadgety."
Red Sparrows are "a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people ... to use their bodies and minds as weapons." As for Lawrence's character, Dominika Egorova, "After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced."Gee, I wonder why so many people have been making connections to Black Widow?Read More
According to reports that originated with the Daily Mail—so file them all into the "hm, maybe" pile—Scarlett Johansson has signed a $25 million contract for a Black Widow solo film that Marvel wants to release by 2020.Read More
Now that it seems like a "Black Widow" movie is more and more of a possibility rather than just the wish of female fans looking for some representation, Scarlett Johansson has been sharing her ideas on what that would look like.Read More
I wonder what has finally motived Marvel to action on making a Black Widow standalone movie. Studio President Kevin Feige has always said he's open to the idea, but what else has changed to result in Marvel finally hiring a writer? Could it be that Wonder Woman took the world by storm this summer? Is it how much effort you have to put in to not see the upcoming Red Sparrow movie as another studio stealing their thunder?Read More
While many people on planet Earth were psyched to see the official Avengers: Infinity War trailer go up, for a segment of the population with a deep emotional attachment to these characters and their world, today has been like Christmas morning mixed with Ragnarok.Read More
Stan, please. I'm weak.
Stan Lee is both a savior and a supervillain to me today after he seemingly confirmed that we'll get a Black Widow standalone movie—eventually.Read More
Oh hey! We're finally getting a Black Widow movie! Only it stars Jennifer Lawrence as an elite Russian assassin and it's called Red Sparrow instead of Black Widow and Scarlett Johansson should be calling her agent and maybe her lawyers.Read More
Mary Suevians, we've got a giveaway prize pack that's right up your alley. To celebrate last week's release of Black Widow: Red Vengeance, we're giving away a copy of the new book, as well as Black Widow: Forever Red to catch you up in case you're behind on your reading!Read More
And we'd watch any and all of them.
Scarlett Johansson is in the current "Power of Women" issue of Variety, not only because of her Hollywood clout, but because of her work with Planned Parenthood. And of course, she was asked for her take on what a Black Widow movie should be.Read More
The reason we're getting equal representation in movie merch and toys matters almost as much as getting it at all.Read More
The longer we wait, the hungrier we get.Read More
Black Widow is a needed shot of estrogen in a male-dominated comics landscape, unique in many ways because she is a woman; she is able to use her her femininity and the stereotypes people expect of women to her advantage, and as a result, is an example of a feminism that can exploit from inside an established, patriarchal system. She plays the game better than anyone, because she has had little to no choice.Read More
But only if you say his name three times first.
Beetlejuice may not be returning in the form of a sequel any time soon (even though we keep asking Winona Ryder about it), but the musical will be coming to Broadway for the 2018-2019 theater season. Warner Brothers will be producing and Alex Timbers will direct.Read More
The Black Widow solo movie is still firmly in the realm of the hypothetical. But if, hypothetically, anyone asked Joss Whedon to direct it ... he would say yes. (But no one asked him. Like. No one.)Read More