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Joss Whedon would love a shot at Black Widow film and teases his next movie

July 26th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Joss Whedon has said he would consider returning to the Marvel fold for a solo Black Widow film.

Speaking to IGN, the Avengers director was asked if he’d be willing to stage a Marvel comeback for the fan-favourite character, starring Scarlett Johansson.

“Well, if somebody pointed at me and said, ‘Do you want to make a Black Widow movie,’ the answer would be ‘duh’ for two reasons,” he said.

“Black Widow is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of. Somebody like Thor [and] The Vision, when you get into your ‘Superman’ territory, it’s harder to maintain that sort of gritty action.”

To hear more on what He had to say about any potential film check out the link above.

In related news, the director, speaking at SDCC at the weekend, said he’s headed back to the horror canvass for his next outing: “The film I’m working on right now, I could credit 100 different things for how it’s evolving,” Whedon said.

“I’ll say this much about it: it’s historical fiction, it’s different than anything I’ve done before and for the first time I’m writing without a studio, a rating, a budget, or anything in mind. I’m writing purely on a level that I never have. When I finish the script, which should be a couple months, I believe all the studios will get together for a bidding-war/intervention because it is not – it’s very disturbing. It’s been a very exciting experience.”


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….