First reported by The Pioneer, Martel revealed her experience with Marvel when she spoke at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. Martel explained that while movie studios are now allowing more women to direct films, they still don't think female filmmakers should handle action sequences. Martel further explained, "Companies are interested in female filmmakers but they still think action scenes are for male directors. The first thing I asked them was maybe if they could change the special effects because there's so many laser lights... I find them horrible. Also the soundtrack of Marvel films is quite horrendous. Maybe we disagree on this but it's really hard to watch a Marvel film. It's painful to the ears to watch Marvel films". Martel finished speaking by saying that she would still be interested in making a Black Widow movie.
Besides Cate Shortland being hired as directorfor Black Widow, little is known about Johansson's solo movie. A Black Widow synopsis revolving around Romanoff's life after the USSR was circulating the internet for a while, but has since been proven to be for a film that had nothing to do with the MCU. Character breakdowns for casting purposes were also revealed a month ago, which allowed people to speculate on who the villain and other characters may be. It was also revealed recently that Jac Schaeffer was getting a writing credit on Captain Marvel, implying that Captain Marvel could have ties to the Black Widow solo movie.
Even though Martel had some unkind words to say about Marvel Studios and their model for films, it's reassuring that the company is finally focusing on more female superheroes, while also hiring more female directors and writers to work on projects such as Black Widow. In the past few years, women have made strides in Hollywood, a world which has been dominated by males for decades. While Hollywood no doubt still has some work to do when it comes to making opportunities equal among all genders and races, they have at least made progress in the last few years.
Some more development on the Netflix characters and their future. They can't be used until 2020!
Part of the Marvel and Netflix deal is that if a character gets cancelled, they can't be used again for two years.
Now this is a (mainly) good and bad thing. It's good because this two year hold can allow Marvel to get their bearings and come up with a good plan for these characters. It's a bad thing because that means no Daredevil or Punisher for two years.
My top choices for Daredevil and Bullseye! Who would your two choices be? My choices are...
Daredevil: Austin Nichols, Jake Gyllenhaal, San Witwer, Richard Madden, Jonathan Groff, James Franco, Jared Padalecki, Joel Kinnaman
Bullseye: Mark Pellegrino, Josh Helman, James McAvoy, Wes Bentley, Andrew Scott, Michael Fassbender, Dominic Cooper, Jack Huston