Black Widow Was Mainly Influenced By Movies Like “Logan And Aliens” Reveals Director Cate Shortland

Black Widow creators discussed the films which influenced Black Widow movie. Director Cate Shortland, other cinematic references included, "things like Logan, Aliens and The Fugitive. We looked at films like that."

Black Widow creators discussed the films which influenced BlackWidow movie. Director Cate Shortland, other cinematic references included, “things like Logan,  Aliens and The Fugitive. We looked at films like that.”

Black Widow producers highlighted the films that impacted Johansson’s thriller in a June 2021 issue of Total Feature through Twitter, ranging from Little Miss Sunshine to The Kids Are All Right to even an X-Men film.

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Black Widow creators discussed the films which influenced Black Widow movie. Director Cate Shortland, other cinematic references included, "things like Logan,  Aliens and The Fugitive. We looked at films like that."

“You would never anticipate that from a Marvel picture,” Scarlett Johansson said of the film’s surprise list of influences, including The Kids Are All Right, which Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige himself mentioned during the MCU film’s production.

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Other film references, according to Black Widow director Cate Shortland, include: “Logan, Aliens, and The Fugitive are only a few examples. We watched movies like that.”

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CONNECTION BETWEEN LOGAN AND BLACK WIDOW

It’s intriguing to understand which films influenced individuals who worked on Black Widow, especially for those interested in learning more about the film. It is, nevertheless, reassuring.

The superhero genre might easily be considered tired at this point in popular culture, but Marvel has managed to keep it new and intriguing by experimenting with genres, inspirations, and storytelling tactics. Logan, though not part of the MCU, is an example of a superhero picture borrowed from various films and styles to depict a hero’s ultimate story.

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Black Widow Hit the screens on theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 9, 2021. 

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