'Was offered Black Widow by Marvel Studios'
Mumbai: Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel recently revealed that Marvel Studios had invited her for a meeting regarding Black Widow solo film as they were looking for a female director who could "mainly concentrate on Scarlett Johansson's character".
The director, best known for her films such as The Holy Girl and The Headless Woman, said several studios are trying to involve more female filmmakers today. "I received an e-mail from Marvel for a meeting. Because they were looking for directors for Black Widow. So I went to the reunion. I actually signed this thing where I can't talk about that reunion. Marvel and other such production houses are trying to involve more female filmmakers," Martel said.
"I do believe another female director is making the movie (now). What they told me in the meeting was 'we need a female director because we need someone who is mostly concerned with the development of Scarlett Johansson's character.'
The 51-year-old director said though many studios today are willing to work with female filmmakers, they still don't trust a woman with the action aspect of directing. "I was thinking, well I would love to meet Scarlett but also would love to make the action sequences."