Lionsgate Squashes the "Black Widow"

by | June 6, 2006 | Comments

Fearing an "action-chick" bomb not unlike "Ultraviolet," "Aeon Flux," or "Elektra," Lionsgate has bailed on plans to bring Marvel’s "Black Widow" to the big screen, much to the chagrin of screenwriter David Hayter, who’s been plugging away on the project for quite some time.

From IGN FilmForce: "Hayter told IGN that after Lionsgate dropped Black Widow, "Marvel and I then spoke to a few other financing entities, but I never felt comfortable that we had found a place that was willing to take the movie, and the character, seriously."

He continued, "I have put it aside until a reputable studio comes along, but in the meantime, I am heartbroken. I love this character, I love the story/world we came up with for her, and I sincerely hope the movie gets done some day. In the meantime, I am creating an original feature to shoot next year."

Black Widow was to be a contemporary and realistic espionage adventure that would have taken the Black Widow into Kazakhstan, to the Red Room and beyond."

David Hayter’s previous films include "X-Men," "X2," and "The Scorpion King."

Tag Cloud

DC Comics biography Thanksgiving First Look Pixar cats justice league Emmys Reality Competition 45 Walt Disney Pictures History CNN Rocky 20th Century Fox Esquire YouTube Red E! Logo Mindy Kaling Mystery El Rey dc Crackle Paramount Network Ovation 21st Century Fox Kids & Family Freeform Countdown based on movie Nominations ratings Fall TV ITV AMC TLC cults Amazon NYCC Comedy Central talk show Musical ABC Family APB HBO FOX Trivia DC Universe Universal BET politics LGBTQ sports historical drama sitcom DirecTV E3 BBC Apple Character Guide Fantasy 2015 crime thriller Action crime police drama Britbox Sneak Peek romance Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt YA PBS Horror Sundance Now Red Carpet what to watch Comedy PaleyFest ESPN Disney Channel Opinion war MSNBC IFC Trailer Awards Pop boxoffice Showtime Shondaland CW Seed Marvel cinemax SXSW TCA President Super Bowl 007 cooking Grammys harry potter Biopics FX Adult Swim OWN Mary Tyler Moore CBS Dark Horse Comics American Society of Cinematographers BBC America Martial Arts TruTV Summer technology social media Musicals discovery TCA 2017 Spike 2016 2017 Video Games Cartoon Network Food Network Nat Geo TCM Infographic period drama The CW SDCC science fiction TV Land RT History SundanceTV cops Winter TV Country Rom-Com Warner Bros. NBC Extras Polls and Games Watching Series comiccon Writers Guild of America robots Creative Arts Emmys Holidays Nickelodeon Western unscripted crime drama Animation Podcast Sony Pictures Rock Netflix thriller USA Disney MTV Photos zombie Best and Worst Ghostbusters serial killer Christmas Winners docudrama X-Men vampires dceu festivals Calendar CMT Premiere Dates crossover VH1 Cosplay GIFs Pirates WGN Fox News Valentine's Day Reality DC streaming service binge USA Network Superheroe GLAAD golden globes VICE National Geographic Teen streaming Tumblr Sundance Ellie Kemper Box Office Spring TV psycho Paramount Comic Book Marathons travel diversity Tomatazos TIFF Lionsgate A&E Music Acorn TV Lucasfilm Columbia Pictures Election zombies political drama IFC Films spy thriller composers aliens TBS medical drama Bravo dramedy See It Skip It CBS All Access TV finale Starz Schedule Oscars singing competition Certified Fresh Hulu Star Wars Set visit supernatural Lifetime The Arrangement Masterpiece Star Trek GoT Interview Syfy Superheroes ABC Year in Review Drama Toys 24 frames FXX TNT Sci-Fi adventure transformers hist