SDCC: Whedon Still Wants to Direct a "Black Widow" Movie for Marvel

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator and "Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" director Joss Whedon says he would be interested in directing a Black Widow solo movie -- if Marvel Studios asked.

"If someone pointed at me and said, 'Do you want to make a Black Widow movie?', the answer would be 'Duh!'" he told IGN in an interview from Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Whedon said that he is drawn to Black Widow's grounded nature as compared to other out of this world heroes like Thor and Vision. "When you get into your Superman territory it's harder to maintain that sort of gritty action that the Russo brothers do so beautifully," said Whedon. "I'd really do a spy thriller. Like really do a good paranoid sort of John Le Carre on crack kind of thing. That would be really fun.

He has praised Scarlett Johansson's portrayal of the character, calling the actress "just delightful."

Whedon famously clashed with Marvel after the release of "Age of Ultron," discussing publicly the disagreements he had with the studio over what would and would not be included in the final version of the film. He had also previously stated that he was done with Marvel movies entirely.

However, in April, he said he regretted his comments, and any bad blood between him and Marvel has dissipated enough that he would be willing to partner with the studio again.

Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is one of the few main Avengers who has yet to get a solo film, despite the actress' huge earning potential. Last month Johannson was recently named the highest-grossing actress of all-time.

However, with female-led superhero movies like the upcoming "Wonder Woman" and "Captain Marvel" becoming more popular with fans and studios, it's possible she'll get her own chance to shine soon.

You can watch Whedon discuss the Black Widow movie, as well as Dark Horse Comics' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" season 11 and his plans for an original screenplay in the full interview below:

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