Marvel Movie Head Confirms Studio ‘Committed’ to Black Widow Solo Film
Entertainment| | By Jason Owen
As Captain America: Civil War smashes into theaters Friday with an overwhelmingly positive critical consensus behind it, Marvel Studios isn’t sitting idly by and just soaking it all in. The studio is seemingly ready to move on to the next big adventure and confirmed one hero we’ve seen in numerous films will likely find herself in a solo movie very soon.
In an interview with Deadline, Marvel Studio’s head Kevin Feige confirmed they are “committed” to a solo Black Widow movie, with Scarlett Johansson reprising her role to delve into the character’s rich history.
When posed with a question from Deadline over what hero out of Falcon, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and War Machine was most likely to get their own film, Feige responded:
“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.
“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.”
While Marvel’s movie slate is packed to the brim through the next three years, because Black Widow is already familiar with movie audiences, it might not be out of the question to squeeze another movie in, or perhaps replace the recently cancelled Inhumans film with a solo Black Widow one.
For now, you can see Johansson in Civil War beginning today, May 6.
Marvel will look to cast some more box office magic when Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, hits theaters on Nov. 4.