Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ Film Reportedly Enlists ‘Red Sparrow’ Production Designer

Avengers Infinity War Black Widow Scarlett JohanssonIt’s been rumored since 2010’s Iron Man 2 that we would be getting a Black Widow solo film at some point. Now that screenwriter Jac Shaeffer has been hired to pen the script, it seems that the Marvel film has also brought on a production designer in the form of Red Sparrow‘s Maria Djurkovic.

According to Omega Underground, Djurkovic has been hired onto the Black Widow film, for which we still don’t know the director for. Djurkovic is also known for films such as Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Imitation Game, which earned Djurkovic her one Academy Award nomination to date.

What makes the choice so ironic is that Marvel fans were poking fun at Red Sparrow for basically just being a Black Widow film, even though Red Sparrow was adapted from a book of the same name. With rumors suggesting that the film will be a prequel, it’s fairly safe to say that we’ll see that twisted Russian school that we only caught a quick glimpse of in Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you remember, which I don’t blame you if you forgot, Age of Ultron features a sequence in which our heroes are put under the spell of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Romanov’s vision has her reliving things she experienced in her time training to be a young assassin. Nothing has been confirmed yet, whether the film will be a dark prequel or a Mission: Impossible-esque spy film, but it’s nice to see that Marvel has enlisted someone as talented as Djurkovic for production designer duties.

Which period of Black Widow’s life would you like to see as the focus of her solo film? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Omega Underground

The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Characters In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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Avengers Infinity War MarvelAfter ten years worth of stories,  Avengers: Infinity War is finally here. The 19th entry in the sprawling Marvel saga, things couldn’t be any more different here than they were in the universe’s birthplace: Iron Man. While that movie established a world that superheroes like Captain America and Thor would later join, Iron Man himself was the only superhero in that first movie. Even Colonel Rhodes, originally played by Terrence Howard instead of Don Cheadle, didn’t don his War Machine armor until the next movie, after the Hulk and Abomination had been added to the mix.

While the action and visuals are enjoyable, what truly makes Avengers: Infinity War such an impressive movie are all the characters. Over the last ten years, Kevin Feige and his team over at Marvel Studios have slowly and methodically built out this universe to include a wide roster of heroes and villains. Now, after all the characters have been properly introduced, the world’s mightiest heroes must come together to fight a foe who’s been waiting for them since the end of The Avengers. Unfortunately, not all heroes are created equal and some of these characters came across as disappointing or boring in Infinity War. The movie may have shattered box office records, but that doens’t mean all of the characters come across well at the end of it all.

Hit Next to discover the 5 best (and 5 worst) characters in Avengers: Infinity War! 

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