Comic Book Legends Revealed #440
COMIC LEGEND: Angela Bowie once owned the TV rights to Daredevil and Black Widow.
Whether she was ever seriously in contention for Wonder Woman or not, the idea of playing a superhero obviously appealed to Bowie, as in 1975, she actually acquired the TV rights to the then recent Marvel series Daredevil and Black Widow (although, interestingly enough, by 1975 Black Widow was no longer appearing in the pages of Daredevil).
I received permission from Stan Lee to have the rights to Daredevil and Black Widow for a year. We were unable to place the series. Actor, writer, Benny Carruthers and I did the photo shoot with Terry O’Neill and Natasha Kornilkoff costume designer and Barbara Daly – make-up in London and that was all that ever happened. Unfortunately at that time it was considered too difficult and expensive to film, special effects etc.
It never got beyond the test photos they made using Kornilkoff’s costume designs, so these photos are all we have, but still, that in and of itself is a whole lot of awesomenessness!
Thanks to Kuljit and Angela for the information!
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