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Natasha Romanoff is finally getting her movie!

‘Black Widow': Blacklist Alum Jac Schaeffer to Write Marvel Movie

(After ScarJo's repeated box office performance as an action movie star and Marvel hero...
After Wonder Woman and the new Star Wars films proving female leads can succeed...
After Atomic Blonde and now Red Sparrow...)

Edit: Oops, link fixed.


Great news. Can't wait.


That's exciting news! But your link leads back to this thread, for some reason.

Here's an article about the "news" (still mostly rumour, alas):
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-black-widow-movie-may-actually-be-moving-forwar d-1821969727


While I'm glad to see more action/superhero movies with female protagonists, I never really liked movie BW much and am at best lukewarmly inclined towards Scarlett Johannson. Still, given Marvel's track record, the worst we will probably get is boring and uninspired rather than actively bad.


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Hopefully, it can be a prequel with Nat bioenhanced with the Red Room longevity formula, and thus include Agent Peggy Carter, Dottie Underwood (squee!), and Winter Soldier Bucky.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Hopefully, it can be a prequel with Nat bioenhanced with the Red Room longevity formula, and thus include Agent Peggy Carter, Dottie Underwood (squee!), and Winter Soldier Bucky.

I am hundred times more excited for this possible movie now than I was when I first heard the news. Make this happen, Marvel!


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Someone give Ambrosia Slaad a few million dollars to write and produce that movie!


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Sounds fun! I'm in.


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As long as she is a redhead again I don't care what time period it takes place or what it is about.

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I think the bleach job in Avengers 3 is just to [strike]cosplay as Dottie[/strike] indicate she's been laying low for a bit.

If it was a prequel she'd almost definitely be a redhead. If it took place present day I don't see why they wouldn't go back to her more recognizable look.

I know it's what a lot of people want, but I'd actually rather it not be a prequel, as I want some of Nat's past to be a mystery. The mystery is fun to me.

Personally my own fantasy Black Widow movie is a present day Marvel-takes-on-high-stakes-spy-noir (the way say Ant-Man was a heist film). Dottie is the wildcard former SHIELD consultant who helped debrainwash Nat when she joined SHIELD, aging slowly due to Black Widow serum, whom Nat feels she owes and could either help or hinder Nat, depending. Villain is Yelena Belova, the last Widow ever "produced" from the Red Room, trying to "usurp" Nat and her reputation, and manipulating Nat's desire for redemption to get her in bad situations.

Alternately, if those characters aren't involved, just a movie version of the Mark Waid written miniseries a couple years ago would be pretty kickass (though I found Recluse lacking as a nemesis).


I'm not super into black widow, but I understand others are. The movies have made her into a character distinct from the comics...as all of these movies have done, truth be told. Still love ant man movie, i hope falcon gets a movie too.

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Definitely looking forward to it. Black Widow was never a favorite comic book character, but Scarlett has really brought the role to life.

I wouldn't mind, if they want to go all spy thriller, for her to team up with the Winter Soldier, but for him to remain firmly in the 'sidekick' position, with her as the main focus. (Just not Hawkeye. I like the comic book character a lot, but Jeremy Renner's version of Hawkeye is deadly dull and I'd prefer to never see him again.) One of the Dorje Milae (preferably the one from Civil War who told her to "Move. Or you will be moved.") could also be cool, if going with a more international spy-thriller angle (and add more lady-power, which I'm a fan of).

One thing that I would definitely like, and feel that the Black Widow's power level better suits, would be a more down to earth threat. No alien invasions or extra-dimensional whatever or Infinity McGuffins, just some Atomic Blonde / James Bond-esque fun.

A story set in the past could also be cool.


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I kind of wish Silver Sable wasn't tied up with Sony. She would make the perfect antagonist to Black Widow.


Gosh dangit, Stark! You're so damn eager to stuff young Peter Parker in your chock full o' tech Spidey Suit in SM:H and Iron Spider upgrade in A:IW, but Nat just gets upgraded tasers? Seriously?! All this time, you couldn't loan her the Silver Centurion briefcase armor or some custom lightweight high-agility armor for high-threat, non-spy Avengery situations?

Spidey has enhanced strength, reflexes, and healing. Hawkeye I can almost excuse as a mostly ranged dude. But Widow? She's a completely human frontline melee-er when sh!t goes south.

Tony Stank indeed.


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MMCJawa wrote:
I kind of wish Silver Sable wasn't tied up with Sony. She would make the perfect antagonist to Black Widow.

oh hells no, we cant have silver sable vs. Black widow, we need them teaming up.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Gosh dangit, Stark! You're so damn eager to stuff young Peter Parker in your chock full o' tech Spidey Suit in SM:H and Iron Spider upgrade in A:IW, but Nat just gets upgraded tasers? Seriously?!

Yeah well, Spider-Kid also got a parachute in his Spider-Suit, which is probably something War Machine could have used, since he, yanno, *flies* and stuff. :)


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Set wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Gosh dangit, Stark! You're so damn eager to stuff young Peter Parker in your chock full o' tech Spidey Suit in SM:H and Iron Spider upgrade in A:IW, but Nat just gets upgraded tasers? Seriously?!

Yeah well, Spider-Kid also got a parachute in his Spider-Suit, which is probably something War Machine could have used, since he, yanno, *flies* and stuff. :)

Yeah in the case of War Machine it would have to have been something he could have triggered manually since his internal systems (power and OS were just down). I get the impression that the armor (at least the War Machine armor) is fully dependent on power for movement since in that scene he's just falling like a rock. That coupled with Rhodes passing out from the G-forces a few seconds after his initial plummet...


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MMCJawa wrote:
I kind of wish Silver Sable wasn't tied up with Sony. She would make the perfect antagonist to Black Widow.
oh hells no, we cant have silver sable vs. Black widow, we need them teaming up.

Nah you introduce her as a villain in the first Black Widow movie (although one with a moral code), then have them team up in the inevitable sequel movie against a bigger/more reprehensible threat...

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I want the hairdo from Iron Man 2


Hama wrote:
I want the hairdo from Iron Man 2

Still my favorite Black Widow haircut to date.

I've never been one of the people clamoring for a solo movie for her, but now that it's a thing, I hope that they do a good job with it.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

Gosh dangit, Stark! You're so damn eager to stuff young Peter Parker in your chock full o' tech Spidey Suit in SM:H and Iron Spider upgrade in A:IW, but Nat just gets upgraded tasers? Seriously?! All this time, you couldn't loan her the Silver Centurion briefcase armor or some custom lightweight high-agility armor for high-threat, non-spy Avengery situations?

Spidey has enhanced strength, reflexes, and healing. Hawkeye I can almost excuse as a mostly ranged dude. But Widow? She's a completely human frontline melee-er when sh!t goes south.

Tony Stank indeed.

IDK, she may not be bulletproof, but she healed from that shot to the neck in The Winter Soldier awful fast.

Anyway, see, Amby, Peter Parker is Tony's chance to prove he could be a better Dad-Uncle than Howard ever was. Howard never built HIM a suit of armor after all.

On the other hand, Natasha spied on him once 10 years ago and that hurt Tony's fee-fees. Plus she has this really bad habit of being right when he's wrong. It's really annoying.

So obviously, no armor for her. (end Stark logic.)

On the OTHER OTHER hand... speaking of Stark logic, given it's something Stark himself made, it's entirely possible what he calls "upgraded tasers" means in normal human language, "can summon lightning like Mjollnir." You never know. I was just happy at her name drop in Spider-Man: Homecoming--it means that after their rather last, terse interchange in CA:CW (aka Iron Man 4/Avengers 3), HE at least is still considering her part of the team.


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I could also see her refusing Stark's armor, since accepting it would give Stark the opportunity to monitor her/interfere with her. I'm pretty sure he can just track all that stuff, and has demonstrated before that he can remotely command it.


No, Nat would never be stupid enough to wear Stark's gear full time. But the briefcase armor could be biometrically keyed to her so no one else could wear it, and it's portable enough she could stow it like luggage in her hotel room or aboard the Quinjet. Just a little extra firepower and protection in case aliens invade or a Stank invention turns into an Ultron level threat. If the briefcase armor has bootjets, it'd be handy for emergency situations where the Quinjet is about to crash and probably quicker/safer than trying to get into a parachute properly.

It just bugs me as all. And I'm really getting anxious to see Rescue* or Ironheart in the MCU.

(* Preferably not the current PaltrowPotts. Bethany Cabe could be an excellent choice.)


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

No, Nat would never be stupid enough to wear Stark's gear full time. But the briefcase armor could be biometrically keyed to her so no one else could wear it, and it's portable enough she could stow it like luggage in her hotel room or aboard the Quinjet. Just a little extra firepower and protection in case aliens invade or a Stank invention turns into an Ultron level threat. If the briefcase armor has bootjets, it'd be handy for emergency situations where the Quinjet is about to crash and probably quicker/safer than trying to get into a parachute properly.

It just bugs me as all. And I'm really getting anxious to see Rescue* or Ironheart in the MCU.

(* Preferably not the current PaltrowPotts. Bethany Cabe could be an excellent choice.)

no paltrowpotts? Why not?

Also Bethany Cabe? Woooooow. That put me on the way back machine.


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There's also the more basic superhero trope problem. Pretty much anyone on the team, except the Hulk and Thor, maybe Vision, would benefit from a set of power armor, but then you've got a team of Iron Man clones, some with their own gimmicks. Boring.

Even if it would be more effective to have a team of Iron Men, it's not how superheroes work.

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"Guys? I think my suit's broken. It's just sealed me up inside and I can't move."

"No, Clint, working as intended."

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thejeff wrote:

There's also the more basic superhero trope problem. Pretty much anyone on the team, except the Hulk and Thor, maybe Vision, would benefit from a set of power armor, but then you've got a team of Iron Man clones, some with their own gimmicks. Boring.

Even if it would be more effective to have a team of Iron Men, it's not how superheroes work.

There was a What If where the Hulk and Namor, IIRC, sort of teamed up to kick the team's butts back in the day, and to even the odds, Tony made suits of armor for the Wasp and Giant-Man, so it's an idea that has occurred, even if only in a What If. That said, this is the continuity in which Tony went all Armor Wars and attacked people like Stingray (whose battlesuit is made from electrified *shark cartilage*) and blew up a bunch of Guardsman armors that *he'd sold to the government* because he was worried people were stealing his tech, so it's at least in-character for him *not* to be armoring up his allies willy-nilly.

Heck, a good chunk of super-heroes would benefit from just wearing second-chance Kevlar, since tons of them aren't even bulletproof. There are a lot of glass cannons, like Hawkeye, or Cyclops, that can dish out some hurt, but have all the defensive capability of a dude standing in a field with a target on his face. :)

[tangent] That all said, I wouldn't mind seeing an all-Iron Man team with some of his variant armors (like the stealth armor and the Hulkbuster, fighting alongside more standard armor, and some of his other designs like a Guardian armor or a Mandroid). There could be a heavy firepower 'War Machine', a Hulkbuster 'tank', a command-and-control armor that's all about ECM, machine interfacing and computer-assisted-coordination and targeting, etc. In some parallel universe, I could see a more-paranoid version of Tony annoyed with the various Avengers, each with their own agendas, political, social, mutant, whatever, or prioritizing Asgard / Wakanda / Atlantis / wherever over Avenger-ing, throwing his hands up and *making* his own team of 'Heavy Metal' Avengers, using his own supporting cast and employees, like Happy, Pepper, Rhodey, etc. whom he'd presumably trust more than people like Captain America or Hawkeye. [/tangent]

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Dragon78 wrote:
As long as she is a redhead again I don't care what time period it takes place or what it is about.

Agreed!!!

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