Hmmm Only if she can pull off the acting lol
I LOVE that they kept the wrist bracelets/full outfit. And although I would have rathered Emily Blunt, I am waiting to see her via video to make my judgment.
ya know, by comparing the shot to a Greg Horn image, it only points out that Horn forgot to draw in her gauntlets in his version.
Yes, assuming the acting and action match up. The look is sharp imo.
Looks good so far, now hopefully she'll pull off the acting part.
I would love to see a kickass BW movie directed by Timur Bekmambetov.Shot overseas in actual eastern european locales.
What difference does it makes who plays her? Women in comics are cookie-cutter beauties and young female movie stars are cookie-cutter beauties, equally interchangeable.
Yes. Yes it does.I agree about Emily Blunt, though. She's got something extra - that edge that Scarlett doesn't have.
I could get behind that.
On the look: I would give it about a B minus. The costume is good, but the hair looks really fake. The casting seems horrible. Scarlett Johansson seems to be best at playing characters who are "up in their head" and have problems expressing themselves emotionally. That would put Black Widow outside her range as an actress. It reminds me of Ben Affleck and Jenifer Garner as Daredevil and Electra. The actors were fine, the chemistry was clearly there, but both were grossly miscast.
Strange pose. I would have figured the first, official shot would be more exploitative. So it coulda been similar to this shot, but with way more cleavage. The execution of the released pose is also very, static? I mean, she's on her knees.. not her toes, ready to pounce or something. And there's no potential energy in her left arm, and her right doesn't look like it could launch her anywhere either.So, strange choice for first look.I would guess the hair won't look exactly like that after post-production gets through with it.. so I guess the look is there.
I actually thought she might be climbing _up_ something, and this was a shot from a different angle. Either way, she'll likely be very spidery.I disagree about casting...Natasha *did* have trouble expressing emotions. She actually loved Hawkeye but never really told him until it was too late.
*Insert snarky comment about hoping her portrayal is better than her work in The Spirit, obligatory 'omg b3wbs' reference, etcetera, etecetera. . .* Sorry, been a bear of a week at work and the San Diego prep is keeping me hopping. Quality wit will resume at some point(or begin, deneding on your perspective). Stac
Wow.Um.So this hero's costume is sweats?
Man, why you pick Greg Land art, Val? What did I ever do to you?C'mon, she was painted by BILL SIENKIEWICZ and you go with greg land? Be ashamed.
Emily Blunt would have been better, and not just because she's an actual actress.
No.I'd have preferred they'd have gone with a semi-known B-Actress/ stunt person / model named Vera Vanguard. She only cosplays the character at cons all the time, is a redhead and is of Russian heritage.
I really think they should have gone for the shorter-haired incarnation of Natasha - having unrestrained flowing locks on an action hero makes no practical sense. Other than that, the creators definitely desrve kudos for faithfulless. Here's hoping we get actual 'sting' usage in the movie!
sorry for the second post, pur I've just seen a picture of Emily Blunt with red hair - is that from The Devil Wears Prada?SO should have gone with her over Scarlett.
I can actually _hear_ Emily Blunt saying some of the things Ultimate Black Widow says. She has that sort of snarky attitude.
Scarlett Johansson is more cut out to play Emma Frost or Hawkgirl, in my mind. http://www.earthsmightiest.com/fansites/superduperjes/news/?a=6093And if you actually READ comics, Paul McCall, you'd know that the female characters are often times extremely developed and they are all very different! *rolls eyes* The Black Widow especially stands out among them.I agree that Emily Blunt should've been chosen.
Keeping in mind that Black Widow is damn near as old as Captain America, Scarlett is a bit young. I think she'll be ok, but I'd rather a younger Lena Olin. Actually, Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) would have been good.
I think she is a good actress. I've enjoyed her work in all the films she has been in so far. Now as the Black Widow, an action hero, she wouldn't have been my first choice. Will she have the slavic accent and how good will it be? I think they could have found a good slavic actress from Europe to play the part but in hollywood it isn't always about the best person for the job, it's about the cache of the person...ArrrOOooo!
I'd rather have a more mature actress who can actually act. Scarlett has proven to just be eye candy.But, the first flick has given me confidence in Jon Fav, so we'll see if lightning can strike twice.However, if they attempt the Russian accent, it's gonna be game over.
I have decided that the respect I had for Johansson's apparent talent in her earliest features has waned as she's become little more than an irritating Hollywood cliche, cast in the same roles over and over.This looks to be a much different role for her, but really: Once she opens her mouth and borks a Russian accent, all hope will be lost.At least she fills the leather well.
The image is accurate, but acting is what matters most. Hopefully both aspects will be equally great.