Marvel Wants A Black Widow Spin-Off!
MORE NATASHA PLEASE!
Having clocked up an impressive five appearances as slinky super-spy Black Widow, Scarlet Johansson has become one of the key players in Marvel’s superhero squad.
Probably time she had her own movie then, isn’t it? Well, according to studio boss Kevin Feige, she may well be getting one… it just might take a little while to arrive.
“We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 counting Civil War, through the end of 2019,” explained 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," he said. "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.”
Johansson for her part has always been keen on the idea of a solo movie, with the prospect having been discussed ever since she first slipped into THAT catsuit back in 2010’s Iron Man 2. Since then, she’s remained a supporting player, although Captain America: The Winter Soldier used her as co-lead to impressive effect.
Given the fact that DC has already stolen a march on Marvel by lining up a proper female superhero movie (OH HAI Wonder Woman), we’d be surprised if this one didn’t happen sooner or later. In the meantime, you can see Black Widow kicking ass in Captain America: Civil War in cinemas now…
- By George Wales