'Black Widow' Director Cate Shortland Talks Marvel Movie's Fight Scenes: 'It's More Human Than Superhero’
- Category: Interviews
- Published: Friday, 09 July 2021 12:17
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Scarlett Johansson's Natasha isn't the only Black Widow in Marvel's character origins story. The fights between the Widows mimic Natasha Romanoff's skill set since she learned the same Russian techniques. BLACK WIDOW director Cate Shortland tells CineMovie the fight scenes went beyond Natasha's moves for a more gritty style that reflected human abilities rather than an immortal superhero.
BLACK WIDOW is finally playing in movie theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access. The long-awaited MC superhero movie traces Natasha Romanoff's backstory to her childhood and reunites her with her faux Russian family. The events of BLACK WIDOW take place between CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and AVENGERS INFINITY WAR.
During the BLACK WIDOW press conference, CineMovie asked Shortland whether she and her stunt choreographer studied Natasha's iconic fighting style from the AVENGER movies to duplicate with the other Widows we encounter in the film including Florence Pugh's Yelena character.
BLACK WIDOW also stars Rachel Weisz and David Harbour.