We all know and love Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow who has appeared in a total of 5 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has kicked bad guy butt in lots of films, she’s popular and she deserves her own film. Well, she may be getting a solo film as Marvel confirm they are considering a Black Widow solo film.
Marvel Cinematic Universe runner Kevin Feige has been interviewed by Deadline recently and has dropped the biggest hint yet that Black Widow will be getting her own film. He had this to say about the future of the MCU:
“We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 counting Civil War, through the end of 2019. Where we go beyond that are ongoing discussions that we’ll focus on in the next few years because we have a lot to do before then. Of the characters you’ve mentioned I would certainly say the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.”
When asked why Feige said: “We think she’s an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand alone franchise.”
Iron Man 3 director Shane Black recently said in an interview that if we was to direct another Marvel film that he wants it to be a Black Widow film. According to Black “Kevin (Feige) and the gang are going to make the movie happen and it’s going to be great”.
Some fans have suggested that a buddy comedy type film with both Black Widow and Hawkeye would be fun to see. We thought at one point we were going to get the movie we want when a female superhero film was announced but it turned out to be Captain Marvel.
Black Widow’s presence in Marvel films has been so good and in all five of the films and not once has she felt like a second rate character. Her action scenes are phenomenal. Johansson’s box office success has been great in recent years making her a great star which is another reason for her to get her solo film. Until it’s officially announced though, we’re worried it’s still just promises.