Everyone made jokes and pointed out the glaring similarities between Jennifer Lawrence’s Russian spy thriller Red Sparrow and Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel character Black Widow. It now looks like Marvel Studios wants in on the joke and have hired Maria Djukovic to be the production designer of the recently announced solo film, Black Widow.
Marvel is really going all in on the Cold War-style thriller for their spy movie and I am all here for it. Djukovic’s previous work includes Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Imitation Game along with Red Sparrow and each of those films had a distinct style and feel to them that was very spy-like.
If the plot rumors of it being a prequel to Iron Man 2 and about how she joins up with SHIELD, this hire will be perfect for that world. There are also rumors that Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier could be involved so it’ll be fun to see that dynamic evolve and elevate the previous on-screen performances of the two.
I’m really hoping for a grungy, gritty spy world like Atomic Blonde but with more quips, less blood and brighter colors.
What do you think of the production designer for Black Widow? Will it feel to reminiscent to Red Sparrow? Let us know what you think by tweeting at us @superbromovies.
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Black Widow has a rumored release date in 2020.