Kevin Feige Says There Has Been ‘Development Work’ On A BLACK WIDOW Film
Many fans have been wondering whether Marvel or Warner Bros. would be the first studio to put out a comic book movie with a female lead. Marvel has had Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) as a part of their films since Iron Man 2, but she’s always a supporting character. Warner Bros. will use Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, but that’s just a supporting role as well. Marvel co-president Louis D’Espositio has been teasing the fact the studio is tossing around ideas for a Ms. Marvel or Black Widow movie, leading many to believe Marvel would win the female hero race. While Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige doesn’t confirm anything, he does add a lot of fuel to the fire regarding Black Widow getting her own solo film.
Black Widow’s past was hinted at in The Avengers, but there’s no real information about the character in any of the films. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will start to rectify that as we see how her past aligns with the Winter Soldier. If you’re a comic reader, you have a few hints. Speaking with Total Film (via CBM), Chris Evans says Black Widow‘s backstory will be fleshed out a little. He told the magazine “Black Widow’s whole arc [in The Winter Soldier] is coming to terms with her history- that she’s been a spy, and spies aren’t necessarily trustworthy.“
Kevin Feige expanded on Evans‘ comments by saying “We start filming the next Avengers film at the end of March. Widow’s part in that is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.” While that doesn’t confirm anything, Marvel wouldn’t be spending time developing something they have no plans to use in the future.
There are a lot of Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel rumors out there, but Black Widow is the most likely candidate for a solo movie. She will have been in four movies when Avengers: Age of Ultron is released. Johansson is a big enough name and audiences known her character well enough that a solo film has a real chance at success. Marvel‘s plans seem to be coming together pretty fast, so hopefully we hear more soon. What do you think about Black Widow possibly getting her own movie?