Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Feige Think BLACK WIDOW Is Right for a Standalone Film
Marvel fans have been waiting to see if Marvel will actually ever move forward with a Black Widow solo film. She’s played a huge role in the MCU so far, but one day it would be nice to see a film put the focus on her. There are some great, intense, and exciting stories to tell with this character, and both Scarlett Johansson and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige think she’s right for a standalone film. There’s one big issue… timing.
While talking to Total Film, Johansson said:
“We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself.”
She went on to say that as of right now she and Marvel both have a lot going on:
“Marvel has a really huge roster. They’re looking four years ahead. I also have a lot of things that I want to do. If I did it, I would dedicate myself completely to making it amazing. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be. Otherwise, I would never do it.”
If a Black Widow movie were to happen it wouldn’t ever happen until after 2020. I’m sure Marvel would do something great with the character. She said:
“It’d have to be done the right way, though. It’d really have to be its own standalone and its own style and its own story. But there’s a lot of great stuff that you could do with it. It could just be awesome.”
Joss Whedon said that he would come back to Marvel to direct a Black Widow movie, so that would be a perfect starting point. I think Whedon could come up with a great story and do some awesome things with the character.
Hopefully one day the movie happens. In the meantime, we’ll be able to enjoy Black Widow kicking ass in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films.