Will Black Widow turn up in Netflix’s Daredevil TV series? She almost did in the 70s…

After all, she’s quite important to the Daredevil comic strip.

Black Widow and Daredevil meet The Avengers

Probably not, though. I mean if they couldn’t get Scarlett Johansson for Marvel’s Agent Carter, which actually had the entire Black Widow programme’s back story in it, what chance a Netflix TV appearance, no matter how good it might look?

Back in 1975, things might have been different. Angela Bowie acquired the TV rights to both Daredevil and Black Widow for all of a year and tried to create a TV series based on the two characters. That got as far as a photo shoot with actor Benny Carruthers as Daredevil and Bowie as Black Widow.

Angie Bowie as Black Widow
Angie Bowie as Black Widow, Ben Carruthers as Daredevil

However, it was considered too difficult and expensive to film, so nothing happened. A shame or small blessings? You decide…

PS I should probably say “Next time, baby” for the full Iron Man effect. It’s not really me, though.



  • Natalia Romanova

    TMINE's publisher and Official Movie Reviewer in Residence. I've written for numerous magazines, including Death Ray and Filmstar, and I've been a contributor to TMINE since I was at university and first discovered I really wanted to write about movies, oh so many years ago. Sob.

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