The more I read the comics the more I dislike Nolan’s adaptation of Batman
I didn’t do that, Amanda did, but I don’t disagree.
Both have dark pasts, both have no super powers, both get the job done, and both operate on the more shady part of the law.
Both use gadgets, both operate with martial arts, both are fiercely intelligent, Batman’s a detective, Widow’s a spy so they both gather information.
And Gotham can’t seem to afford lightbulbs, so they both operate in the shadows.
I love both characters but I they’re way too different to be compared.
From what I know about BW in the MCU she kills people without hesitation, she’s a spy, she herself thinks her morals are questionable, she has no family, she is more involved in political issues than petty crimes.
Batman is a mostly a crimefighter stationed at a single city most of the time, he doesn’t kill, hates guns, never moved on from the death of his parents but he’s struggles to be a good father to a bunch of kids. The last part never get explored in film though.
In an amusing note, Batman and Captain America has more things in common than you think.
I’m sad that you think that way. Widow, in the right hands (not the hands of the morons who ruined Catwoman or Elektra), is a powerhouse character. Even if we set her back to before she was on the side of the good guys. Give us a Cold War movie, a good old fashioned spy v. spy movie. Play to her strengths. You’ve got 50 years of Widow to play with, get your hands dirty and do it.
I don’t think Batman isn’t a compelling character, but we’ve had a hundred movies and TV shows about him. And Widow has the same powers as Batman does.
Black Widow is honestly the most compelling female character in a comic book adaptation I’ve seen. The problem with a movie adaptation about her is that it may be too dark and feel like an action-spy movie than a superhero film. It’s hard to market something like that to the younger audience.
But of all plots an origin story would be really, really nice. Show how she was trained an as assassin then changed her life. That would be very tearjerking.
As for Batman I’d say by himself he’s not compelling, but once he interacts with the Bat family members his relationships are very interesting. Sadly, they only care about milking out Batman’s popularity than doing justice to the richness of his universe.