Many fans were surprised to find that one of Black Widow’s writers, Eric Pearson, will be writing the screenplay for one of Marvel Studios’ next projects. Concerns mostly originate from how the fan-favorite mercenary Taskmaster was transformed for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Looking at Pearson’s writing history outside of Black Widow, supporters shouldn’t be too concerned about the hiring decision.
Pearson has been with Marvel Studios nearly from its inception, entering in the studio’s screenwriting curriculum in 2010 and serving as a script doctor for the MCU ever since. He authored three of Marvel Studios’ initial One-Shot shorts while at the studio: The Consultant, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer, and Item 47.
Pearson assisted in rewriting the screenplay for Ant-Man after writing three episodes of the television program Agent Carter and serving as story editor for numerous more. Pearson also rewrote Thor: Ragnarok from the ground up, succeeding screenwriters Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost.
He would later work as an uncredited writer on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Finally, he ended up reworking the screenplay for Black Widow, just as he did for Ragnarok.
Pearson has already revealed his next Marvel Studios project, which will be a ground-breaking effort in the traditionally hero-centric MCU.
The writer of Black Widow remains at Marvel.
Thunderbolts writer Eric Pearson revealed his participation in the supervillain team-up flick on Instagram. Pearson remarked on a photograph of a news item, “Guess we can now speak about it!”
Since The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, fans have been anticipating Marvel Studios to unveil a movie based on the villainous squad Thunderbolts. Valentina Allegra de Fontaine was introduced to audiences in that series when she recruited John Walker, but she was also seen contacting Yelena Belova in the Black Widow post-credits sequence.
Finally, fans have been justified by the recent news that a Thunderbolts film is in the works, directed by Jake Schreier. Beyond that, nothing is known about the picture, with just conjecture as to who its cast members could be.
Thunderbolts will be Eric Pearson’s first original script, based on the premise presented by the film’s director, Schreier. So, for the time being, supporters shouldn’t be too concerned about his participation.