Marvel Is Dropping Some Mighty Tantalizing Hints At A Black Widow Movie
*Battle cries into the night* NATASHAAAAAA.
The internet's been clamoring for a Black Widow solo movie since, well, pretty much the second Natasha Romanoff appeared onscreen in Iron Man 2.
With the Marvel slate scheduled through 2019, many had lost hope that we'd get to see Nat in a movie with her name on it. AND THEN...
In an interview with Deadline published Friday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said something that might change everything:
Deadline: You've got a bunch of characters in this movie from Falcon and War Machine and Black Widow and Hawkeye, who have so far guest starred in movies with another characters title above the fold. Is there one destined to get a solo movie down the line?
Feige: 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.
Let's rewind and read that again: "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."
Asked why, Feige went on:
"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."