Scarlett Johansson reprised the role of Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff for the fifth time in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) instalment “Captain America: Civil War.” Like the previous movies she was undoubtedly one of the central attractions in this one.
There is no doubt MCU fans love Johansson’s character, based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name. Now, it seems their wishes might come true as Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has teased that a solo Black Widow movie might be under consideration.
In an interview with Deadline, Fiege said the studio is “committed” to make a standalone Black Widow movie in the near future.
“We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 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,” Fiege said.
According to Coming Soon, only one female-led movie is scheduled for MCU’s next line-up: Captain Marvel, which is set to release on March 8, 2018. Though the next Ant-Man movie has been titled “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” it will be mostly based on the errands of Scott Lang (portrayed by Paul Rudd).
Besides it, there are three untitled movies slated to release in 2020 — on May 1, July 10 and Nov. 6. Whether any of them is assigned for the solo Black Widow movie should hopefully be revealed soon.