"Captain America: Civil War" co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have opened up about the growth of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, discussing the character's journey from the dark into the light -- possibly hinting at the direction of her character in the solo film, which Marvel has reportedly committed to.
The screenwriting duo told TheWrap, "That character's journey, over her various appearances, is one coming out of the shadows and into the light."
Commenting on the character's trajectory as a more clear-cut hero, Markus said, "We met her as Natalie Rushman, a spy in Tony Stark's camp, then she joins SHIELD and at the end of 'Winter Solider' leaks all these secrets," adding, "She's out as a good guy, and this is what it means to take on the responsibility of leadership."
Despite Marvel's commitment, "Black Widow" solo film hasn't been given a release date -- but they have expressed interest, and so have fans.
Black Widow's set to appear next in the tentatively-titled "Avengers: Infinity War Part 1," due in theaters May 3, 2018.