As the first project in the pipeline for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including films and TV series, Black Widow will venture into a completely new side of the narrative and it seems that all this can take place in an interesting way. The film’s screenwriter, Jac Schaeffer spoke about this in a recent interview.
The author explained how Black Widow will not necessarily reflect the canons of the comic book world. In particular, there was the talk of the structure of the fighting, the moral morality of the supervillains and the little diversification of the cast; all aspects that Black Widow should turn upside down.
“I do not care to adhere to the comic book fee when it discriminates and that violates my value system” explained Schaeffer.
“When people react with hatred it saddens me. I think it’s a shame. But that’s not where I want to put my energy,” said Jac Schaeffer.
Black Widow will see Scarlett Johansson resume the role of Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, with a cast that includes Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, OT Fagbenie and David Harbor. The film will be directed by Cate Shortland.
“I was excited to see how bold it was, how raw it was and how sad it was. It was a script I didn’t expect to be associated with this, and it’s part of the reason I got so excited; it was exciting to be a part of it,” Florence explained Pugh.
There will be no Avengers to defend Black Widow, as told by Scarlett Johansson herself, while David Harbor declared that the film will have a strong stylistic identity.