What Happened to Hayter’s Black Widow?

We all know that Scarlett Johansson is playing Black Widow in Iron Man 2, opening in May, but what happened to David Hayter’s script for Lionsgate that was meant to be a solo movie featuring the character? The project was announced in 2004 but was later dropped by the studio.

Latino Review found quotes from Hayter (Watchmen, X2, X-Men) talking about the project in the book “Tales From the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories.” It’s interesting to hear what he has to say and a bit shocking how long he worked on the script that was just completely dropped. He even named his daughter Natasha!

You can read an excerpt from the book here.

Source: Latino Review