BLACK WIDOW Screenwriter Will Skip 'Comic Book Canon' That's 'Discriminatory'

Black Widow
Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Studios

Black Widow screenwriter Jac Schaeffer isn't concerned with directly adapting comic books for the film - in fact, she's willing to make any changes necessary to tell the story right.

“I’m not interested in adhering to comic canon that is discriminatory in any way or that violates my values system," Schaeffer told Inverse, saying she's not concerned with whether her script adheres to a specific comic book story. “When people react with hate, it saddens me. I think it’s a shame. But that’s not where I want to put my energy. I’m not interested in the loud, sour-grapes voices.”

That said, Schaeffer offered few details on the plot of Black Widow, including what changes or alterations may have been necessitated by the script. The film is set partially in the past following the events of 2016's Captain America: Civil War.

Black Widow is due out in theaters May 1, 2020.

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