Taika Waititi has received universal praise from stars and executives at Marvel Studios for his work directing Thor: Ragnarok.
If the film is successful (which it probably will be), he can pretty much write his own ticket as far as the Marvel Cinematic Universe is concerned.
While on the press tour for Ragnarok, the director was asked what other character he would be interested in making a movie with.
“In all honesty, I reckon I could probably bring something pretty unique to any of the franchises. I’d love to see Black Widow…as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be,” he said. “Because we know her story and it’s very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But! What’s the funny version of that? What’s the more entertaining version of that?”
Though Natasha Romanoff is very secretive about her past, viewers got to see more of her backstory during flashbacks to her life at the Red Room in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Waititi also explained why he’s so keen to work on a Black Widow story.
“I really go for the underdog. I think there’s a way in with any of the characters,” he said. “You just have to find it and find what honors what’s already there with the source material but also brings it into a more entertaining form for the audience.”
Scarlett Johansson will next be seen as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War May 4, 2018.
Would you like to see a Black Widow comedy directed by Taika Waititi?