Sounds Like Marvel's Black Widow Solo Movie Might Actually Happen
Captain America: Civil War is the thirteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the studio has movies announced all the way through 2019. But there's one film fans have been asking to see for years: a Black Widow solo movie. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has always seemed open to the idea, but he's always sort of talked around it; in a new interview with Deadline, his language seems to indicate that he and the studio are more serious about giving the character her own movie than ever before:
DEADLINE: You’ve got a bunch of characters in this movie from Falcon and War Machine and Black Widow and Hawkeye, who have so far guest starred in movies with another characters title above the fold. Is there one destined to get a solo movie down the line?
FEIGE: 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.
FEIGE: 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.
Being "creatively and emotionally" committed to a Black Widow movie sounds a lot more promising than the sound bites Feige's given about this topic in the past, and with The Russo Brothers recently talking about how much they want to see the character get her due, it sounds like we're closer than ever to finally seeing Scarlett Johansson's Natasha suit up for her own movie.
There's a bunch of good stuff in that Deadline interview, and you should go read the whole thing if you have a few minutes. Captain America: Civil War is in theaters now.