For years, Marvel fans have rallied around Black Widow and called for Scarlett Johansson’s Avenger to get a solo movie like many of her teammates. “Captain America: Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo have expressed interest in directing a solo Black Widow film, and actors Clark Gregg and Robert Downey Jr. are among those wondering why the super spy hasn’t gotten her own film yet. Johansson’s brought up the idea of a solo film before, as well. Even a poll conducted earlier this week by Fandango and USA Today shows that Black Widow is still the number one Avenger that fans want to see go solo. While Marvel has not officially announced “Black Widow,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had some new comments on the matter in a Q&A session with Deadline
When asked which character — with Falcon, War Machine, Black Widow and Hawkeye being named — was destined for a solo film, Feige mentioned Black Widow. “We’ve announced the next nine movies, ten counting ‘Civil War,’ through the end of 2019,” said Feige. “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 elaborated on his choice, saying, “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.”
Scarlett Johansson debuted as Black Widow in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” and followed that up with 2012’s “Marvel’s the Avengers.” She partnered up with Captain America for 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and returned for 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “Captain America: Civil War” marks Johansson’s fifth appearance as Black Widow. It’s not yet known where the character will appear next.
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