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Kevin Feige announces that Marvel is committed to making a Black Widow movie

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Looks like Natasha Romanov will (eventually) be getting her own solo film!

Fans have been begging for years to let Scarlett Johansson’s butt-kicking Black Widow take on her own solo film. Why it hasn’t happened yet is anybody’s guess — girl power is so in right now. But things seem to be looking up for the Russian Avenger, as one of the top brass on the food chain seems ready to give her the spotlight she deserves.

In an interview with Deadline, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige shed some much-needed light on the fate of a solo Black Widow film, and the importance of the character’s existence in the Marvel universe.

“We’ve announced the next nine movies, ten 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 that you’ve just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.

“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 standalone franchise.”

Well that sounds pretty darn promising, right? You can catch Johansson tearing the house down in Captain America: Civil War, now in theaters. In the meantime, do you think you’re ready for a standalone Black Widow movie? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

6 Comments

  1. EricJ

    WHY?? The whole idea was only existed in the first place when it was sinking in that audiences were -ehh- on Iron Man 2, so Paramount–being the horny non-fan studio that they were–thought maybe showing more of ScarJo’s leather hinder was thinking what fans, quote, “really” wanted to see.
    That was six years and two Avengers movies ago, Kevin, get over it and write it off already! We’re not falling into post-Inhumans desperation to dig up old memo project ideas already, are we?

  2. Coffeemonster

    Wow, Eric, bored of hating on Ghostbusters so soon?

    Back behind your ‘Gate, there’s a chap.

  3. Stephanie

    I would love, love, LOVE for them to finally do a BW movie. I’ve definitely wanted one for ages. It’d be so cool to see them explore her past more in depth, and give us a better look at just what makes Nat tick.

    1. EricJ

      But how could they do that now?
      The only past canon “story” Marvel really has of her is her forbidden-romantic fling with Hawkeye when she was double-agenting for Hydra and he was sent to bring her in–
      Back when the first Avengers movie came out, that seemed like a good idea for a movie, until the “Family man” and “Hulk romance” in Age of Ultron screwed everything up.

  4. tausha

    I think its about damn time they have a female lead movie. every avengers movie that has come out has been dominant to a male role. I think its amazing that black widow would be in the works! female superheroes are just as important and powerful, and since black widow is such an important character to the avengers she should get her own backstory and trilogy

  5. Missy

    I can only hope a BW movie happens! !! She is bad a$$!!! I think there is a lot of potential for a great story about her. Girl Power!!!!!

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