Scarlett Johansson Discusses BLACK WIDOW Solo Movie

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 14 October 2016

Movie News

Ever since she debuted back in Iron Man 2, there’s been constant talk and rumours of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow getting her own solo outing. Whilst there’s still nothing confirmed on that front yet, Johansson has been speaking once more on the possibility of having Natasha Romanov headline her own movie.

Speaking to Variety, the actress enthused, “I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances. I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that storyline. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go – you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There’s all kinds of stuff you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of.”

Previous speculation suggested many possibilities for Natasha, with a team-up movie with Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye something that many have talked about. Then there’s the potential to do a prequel effort that focusses on how Natasha became Black Widow.

On the chance of doing a prequel movie, Johansson explained, “It’s a possibility. There’s plenty of backstory. Or not. It could be something else. Where do the Avengers go? They are underground. What happens then? What happens after it all falls apart? There are so many ways you can go. I think it would just have to be very much like its own specific thing. It would have to have its own specific vibe. It would have been totally different than any of the other standalone films. I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality. I talk to them about it often. It would have to fit in the idea of where they want to go. I’m invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character. If I did it, I’d have to do it while I still actually wanted to wear a skint-tight catsuit. I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.”

Given how Johansson is keen, added to the fact that Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has said they were “committed” to a Black Widow movie, here’s hoping that Natasha Romanov finally gets to take centre-stage at some point in the near future.

At present, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s slates has Doctor Strange released later this month, then Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set for May 2017, Spider-Man: Homecoming for July 2017, Thor: Ragnarok for November 2017, Black Panther for February 2018, Avengers: Infinity War for May 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp for July 2018, Captain Marvel for March 2019, and a currently-untitled Avengers effort for May 2019. As well as that, there’s still the prospect of The Inhumans to arrive at some point, not to mention three release dates (May 1st 2020, July 10th 2020, and November 6th 2020) confirmed for TBA MCU movies.


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