Black Widow: A Deadly Origin

Just popping in quickly to say that my big news this weekend has broken:

Me and Tom Raney doing Black Widow: A Deadly Origin, a miniseries to tie in with the Iron Man 2 movie! I couldn't be more excited.

Caroline's just heard that she passed the interview, and she starts training to be a vicar from this autumn, so we're off out to get champagne now! More about the above project and all sorts of other stuff, when we get from Toby Hadoke's wedding. Cheerio!

17 Response to "Black Widow: A Deadly Origin"

  • S.H.I.E.L.D boy Says:

    Awesome news Mr. Cornell. I am a big fan of Black Widow and I love you work in Captain Britain.

    ...but I am little bit disappointed with Marvel's artist choice...

  • Chris Roberson Says:

    Congratulations all around!

  • Jay Says:

    Congrats to the pair of you! Hic!

  • peteranghelides Says:

    Excellent news all round.

    But you shouldn't mention your wife and Black Widow in the same blog post!

  • Paulley Says:

    More Marvel by Cornell is alway awesome news!!

  • S.H.I.E.L.D boy Says:

    Mr. Cornell, are we going to see Natalia wearing the "fishnet" costume?
    I am a big fan of Cold War tales...
    Cannot wait!

  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Thanks, all. BW is going to be a modern techno thriller plot, with flashbacks to every aspect of her past, absolutely including the wonderful Red Room stuff. More in interviews later. I know the 'every man she's ever kissed' stuff could be played in a sexist way, but we're not going there. More in later interviews: I've done loads!

  • Trav28 Says:

    Woah! That is great news on both fronts :)

    I have to admit, BW is one my favourite characters and I cannot wait to see your spin on her!!!


  • The Sword Is Drawn Says:

    Please pass on my congrats to Caroline. That's brilliant news!

    And Black Widow, you say? I am very much there for that. A criminally underused character in more recent times, and a hell of a history to play with.

  • Anonymous Says:

    Is this a history of the Black Widow in Marvel Universe continuity or movie continuity. The story was a little unclear.

    If the former, then her history is..umm..intriguing. We see her as a child in a WWII flashback in DAREDEVIL #88 (ESSENTIAL Vol #3) which you would ordinarily expect to be retconned by Marvel's moving timeline, as with her being a Cold War nemesis of Iron Man. Except that in UNCANNY X-MEN #268 (1990)we learn she really was a child in WWII, since Jubilee is astonished at how old she must therefore be, this then being 50 years later. So far as I'm aware, no-one has ever explained her youthful longevity. I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing what you come up with on this.

    - Rob Hansen.

  • Anonymous Says:

    When I tried following the link earlier there was a script running that crashed my browser. Just tried it again and this time it loaded properly. Having now read the piece I see you are factoring in Natasha's longevity. Excellent!

    Congrats to your wife, btw. Since I have to visit churches as part of my job - kinda ironic for a lifelong atheist - it's possible I might encounter her professionally at some point in the future.

    - Rob Hansen

  • Garpu Says:

    Congrats to both!

  • Paul Cornell Says:

    Thanks, all. Rob: it's in Marvel continuity, and yes, we're doing the longevity. What's your job?

  • S.H.I.E.L.D boy Says:

    Mr. Cornell, are you going to explore the Natasha/Yelena relationship?

  • Paul Cornell Says:

    That's part of the plan, yes.

  • S.H.I.E.L.D boy Says:

    Awesome.cannot wait for the preview!