film art book black widow revealed that the character played by Scarlett Johansson was going to have a very different look
black widow From Marvel Studios, it came very late as many feel it should have been released much earlier, especially since Scarlett Johansson made her debut in the MCU iron man 2 2010’s.
After several delays in its release date due to the pandemic. The film finally got a theatrical and Disney Plus Premium release on July 9, 2021. Aside from some gripes with the final product, Scarlett Johansson’s solo project was well received. It delivered a serious look at Marvel full of non-stop action and a powerful, in-depth study of Black Widow, while also revealing where the Avenger spy Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War,
If a few days ago with the release of the art book black widowAndy Park revealed by lightning, was going to be a sequel of sorts to this film, also featuring on the front and back covers of the publication. Now we get to some of the designs that can be found in it, some studies for avenger haircuts among others.
Marvel’s Black Widow: The Art of the Movie Marvel Studios has revealed the fascinating design process in the film, including a piece from director of visual development Andy Park, who has come up with every costume for the former spies since then. the Avengers.
Natasha Romanoff went through several revisions for her solo film before the designers finally settled on the final version, some of which featured Scarlett Johansson with shorter hair.
early black widow design
Early on, the park was heavily inspired by a distinctive 1980s comic book look made famous by Frank Miller. Park, however, is a supporter of the organization due to its presence Uncanny X-Men #268,
Park believed: “I thought it might be cool … Within the lines, I included a subtle black widow spider motif.”
There was also an idea to include more red and gold in the uniforms. These designs seem to have been created keeping in mind long and short hair. According to the park, most of the tasks include “Play with the details”Because Black Widow’s outfit remains relatively the same from film to film:
“His look has been pretty similar in his various forms… so a lot of playing with the details: different lines and materials.” However, as fans will know, part of the main story of the film is that Natasha Romanoff was on the run from Secretary of State T. Thunderbolt Ross. As these ideas developed, Park wanted to move away from the “superhero” stereotype and explore new avenues for the character’s aesthetic: “I did versions where he just wears a jacket and other kinds of everyday clothes. CI started thinking it might be a good idea to incorporate the vest we see in Avengers: Infinity War.”
you can see the design below
It is always interesting to know the design process of films. Park’s designs will be a clear departure from what fans have come to expect from Black Widow’s MCU designs.
Of course, it’s a shame this retro interpretation was never realized on screen. But the final design was arguably very much in keeping with the film, offering a darker, grittier take on the MCU.
It must be looking great, isn’t it? And though these designs were rejected, Natasha’s haircut eventually had an intermediate point, as seen in the post-credits scene when we see her with slightly shorter hair and dyed blonde.
Would you like to see Black Widow in this look? You can watch the film on Disney+.