David Hayter Talks About His Old BLACK WIDOW Script

David Hayter Talks About His Old BLACK WIDOW Script

Voice-actor, screenwriter and director David Hayter talks about his old Black Widow script he wrote Marvel Studios and why he thinks the film never got made. "I’m going to talk to Marvel about possibly re-igniting that project. It really depends on Marvel on what they want to do with that character."

These days, David Hayter is probably best known as the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid video game franchise.  But Hayter also has a solid background as a traditional actor, screenwriter and director.  In fact, Hayter wrote a script for a solo Black Widow movie for Marvel Studios a long time ago, however, a few misfires in the genre has left the script sitting on the shelf for roughly 10 years.  Now, with properties like The Hunger Games, Divergent and others leading the movement for more female action movies, is the time right for a solo outing for the lone female member of The Avengers?

On his script, Hayter told Latino Review, “For ‘Black Widow,’ I wrote [a script] ten years ago and I was attached to direct it then. Then a few female action movies came out and they didn’t do very well. And the movie got shelved. It’s on IMDB and I’m going to talk to Marvel about possibly re-igniting that project. It really depends on Marvel on what they want to do with that character. So that’s the status of that right now. “[So] as far as I know, it’s not a project that’s happening yet. But, I have written a script for it.
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Filed Under "Black Widow" 7/19/2014 Source: Latino Review
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staypuffed - 7/19/2014, 5:14 AM
I don't know if she needs a movie, but hey, why the [frick] not? Scarlett's awesome and Widow's awesome.
Buscemi - 7/19/2014, 5:16 AM
Yes please!
sjoerdo0 - 7/19/2014, 5:21 AM
staypuffed - 7/19/2014, 5:22 AM
Also, didn't David Hayter produce the Harry Potter movies? Or am I thinking of someone else?
WinterSoldier33 - 7/19/2014, 5:24 AM
winter soldier and black widow team up movie would be cool
McGee - 7/19/2014, 5:26 AM
DropAload....some of those goods now provide delicious milk!

PymParticle - 7/19/2014, 5:26 AM
[frick] this.

Get Ms. Marvel out instead
EhMaybeSays - 7/19/2014, 5:27 AM
Wikipedia has him confirmed as director of BW lol

That's David Yates
DrunkenNukem - 7/19/2014, 5:27 AM
He should be writing the MGS script
MarkJulian - 7/19/2014, 5:33 AM
Hayter also co-wrote the first X-Men, X2 and Watchmen.
breakUbatman - 7/19/2014, 5:38 AM
McNyagano - 7/19/2014, 5:41 AM
I want to know what happened in Budapest.
Tainted87 - 7/19/2014, 5:42 AM
Most people know this guy as the voice of Snake, a writer on X2, and an overall contributor to Watchmen...

Before all that, he voiced Tamahome for the English dub of Fushigi Yuugi.
Which makes me s[racial slur]. Strange career choice.
Meady - 7/19/2014, 5:43 AM
Do not want but thanks
Demongod20 - 7/19/2014, 5:46 AM

@ DropAload

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Archgoat - 7/19/2014, 6:00 AM
Not interested, they should kill her in Avengers 2. Superheroes without powers are lame. Batman is obviously exception.

Btw no one would care about Scarlett Johansson if she didn't have big ass and tits. She is mediocre actor.
Bl00dwerK - 7/19/2014, 6:01 AM
If Thor can be a girl then Black Widow deserves a movie. Do it NOW!
charlie2094 - 7/19/2014, 6:01 AM
Be cool if he can reignite it, Hunger Games has since proven female action films can work super well. That, plus the super strong Marvel brand and being Black Widow, plenty of reason to do a solo film.

Not something I'm clamoring for, but would be cool to see. Would much prefer to see Captain Marvel though
SuperCat - 7/19/2014, 6:02 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing a Black Widow movie.
JPeg - 7/19/2014, 6:06 AM
I wanna see a Black Widow / Hawkeye prequel. Maybe when he was assigned to kill her and decided to bring her in instead.
In any case, it needs to involve Budapest.
Enphlieuwince - 7/19/2014, 6:11 AM
I fall somewhere between SuperCat and 0mega on this. I wouldn't mind a Black Widow movie but there are other characters that I would rather see instead.
Niklander - 7/19/2014, 6:14 AM
Do we really need a Black Widow movie!?Answer is
Reaction GIF: no, Simon Pegg, Big Nothing
HELL NO WE DONT Black Widow is not a character which can hold a film on her own
dethpillow - 7/19/2014, 6:18 AM
@MrNiklander - Black Widow can totally hold a film on her own.

not MCU Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson, i don't think. maybe not a blockbuster $150 million budget movie, but she's a great character and could hold plenty of films based on her.

not everything has to be as stupid as you make it seem like it does.
Tainted87 - 7/19/2014, 6:21 AM
You guys don't want to hear it, but Shane Black proved that female action films can do well - or did we all forget Geena Davis in 'the Long Kiss Goodnight'?

Nearly 20 years ago.

Tarantino led the resurgence back when Underworld, Ultraviolet, Elektra, and Catwoman were trying to be movies.... 'Kill Bill' isn't a forgettable adventure.

10 years ago.

Could Black Widow be half as awesome? I hope.
GliderMan - 7/19/2014, 6:23 AM
Kill her off in A2, then give her a prequel movie in phase 3.
Tainted87 - 7/19/2014, 6:23 AM
When people talk about characters not being able to "hold their own" in a feature film, I just roll my eyes. You're really limiting yourself if you think that way.
IronDean2099 - 7/19/2014, 6:27 AM
A movie in Phase 4 involving Hawkeye, Black Widow, War Machine and Winter Soldier would be cool. Not really necessary, but it would be a cool way to develop Bucky a bit before he inevitably takes over as Captain America once Chris Evans is done. Maybe even have it as a kind of prequel to Avengers 4, which would see in a new roster after Robert Downey Jr, Evans and Hemsworth are done with their respective roles.
Then we could have Bucky Cap, Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man (Rhodey), Ms Marvel and Black Panther, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Vision as the Avengers.
Klone - 7/19/2014, 6:30 AM
omg tainted iz a racsist! omg reported!
Tainted87 - 7/19/2014, 6:33 AM
Ha! I said "sn*gger" and bam!
RextheKing - 7/19/2014, 6:46 AM
She can definitely hold her own film, but as many said, at this point is it necessary? Well it depends on her involvement in the upcoming films. If her role in Avengers 2 is as crutial as it was in Cap2 then yes, because that might mean things that effect her will be important to the MCU's development. If not, it would probably just be for fun, which there is no problem with, but if I had to choose between it and a different film that will progress the MCU, I'd pick the later.

I think having Black Widow in team up films would be good, since it worked well with Cap2, which could have easily been called "Captain America & Black Widows The Winter Soldier." A Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and/or Winter Soldier team up would be a good way to go. I'm not saying she needs another character with her to make a successful film, but at this point, I don't see a Black Widow film doing much, if any progression to the MCU, but if you add in another character then I can see it.
NeoBaggins - 7/19/2014, 6:53 AM
It feels like I can slip my hand right out of the cast. Should I do it?
CherryBomb - 7/19/2014, 6:57 AM
I don't think she'll do it.
But it could be an interesting movie. She does have a dark and mysterious past that could definitely be entertaining.
InfiniteMonkey - 7/19/2014, 7:00 AM
Do it Neo

Yeah, do the Black Widow movie and see how much money it makes.
Then if its remotely successful then they should do a Captain Marvel movie straight away.
The sooner they do this the better so that we can find out if its a go or no go and learn from the first mistakes and re-do it better next time.
Its like doing a start up.
I'm doing my 4th now. Its so cool. Learn from the mistakes.
Go Marvel or DC on the Women superheroes.
SidDaAstroSloth - 7/19/2014, 7:05 AM
Solid Snake is a good writer...
Kjo0212 - 7/19/2014, 7:15 AM
I bet you the box office stats for Lucy will help his cause
UltimateHunt - 7/19/2014, 7:24 AM
Lucy looks pretty ass kicking good. Now Scar-Jo and Black Widow can have a solo movie but about what? In the other hand im been stubbornly for a while, I want Ms. MARVEL! Been saying for the longest probable here. And will keep saying it
PAF - 7/19/2014, 7:24 AM
I remember him. He was so passionate about the project he named his new born daughter Natasha after Black Widow.
TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan - 7/19/2014, 7:26 AM
Considering his script is 10 years old, he'd have to revise it a little bit to fit his idea / story within the MCU, so hope he's up for rewrites or changes being made & isn't gonna take a strop & walk away if his vision is to be challenged a little bit.

Tdi7457 - 7/19/2014, 7:35 AM
If they were gonna do a Black Widow movie, they should've done it in the first phase of the MCU. Besides, Scarlett's mediocre as a supporting actress, she doesn't have enough personality or acting skill to be the main star. It's why Scoop sucked, The Nanny Diaries sucked, Under the Skin sucked and why Lucy is gonna suck.
Niklander - 7/19/2014, 8:04 AM
@dethpillow Black Widow is a SIDE CHARACTER just because Johansson plays BW doesn't mean we have to see a movie with that character
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