Black Widow: No Soup For You!
While I can’t say that I’m all that familiar with the Marvel character Black Widow I was interested to read that Lionsgate has scrapped plans for a movie based on the character.
Evidently, since the introduction of the character back in the early seventies, there have been a couple of Black Widow’s. Initially being portrayed as something of an elite Russian special ops agent, the original character, Natasha Romanoff, was eventually revealed to have had cybernetic/genetic enhancements. She also discovered that many of her memories were false, having been implanted by the black ops agency which had trained her since childhood.
Over the years the Natasha Romanoff has participated in story lines along side more familiar Marvel characters/teams such as S.H.I.E.L.D, The Avengers, Iron Man, Ghost Rider, Daredevil and former XMen, The Angel and Iceman.
What I find interesting about the news of the Black Widow film being dropped by Lionsgate, who’ve blame the poor performance of previous female lead action titles such as Ultraviolent and Aeon Flux, is that it comes just days after talk of the new XMen/Emma Frost movie surfaced. It seems odd that two reasonably similar films (in so much as they are both Marvel and are both ‘female lead action titles’) would be heading such opposite directions at the same time. [source]