It almost feels like the list of upcoming Marvel movies never seems to end. Well, add one more to that growing list because it looks like Black Widow is finally getting her own solo film.
Marvel has reportedly tapped Jac Schaeffer, best know for Timer and that Frozen short before Coco that no one liked, to write the script. Since it has just been announced, there’s no director or even technically a green light. However, likely feeling the hole in the line-up of solo film left by the success of DC’s Wonder Woman, Marvel knows it only has so much time to fill it.
Talk about a Black Widow solo film has been happening since The Avengers came out. Marvel President Kevin Feige said in 2016:
“We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 counting Civil War, through the end of 2019. Where we’ll 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 that one we’re creatively and emotionally committed to doing is Black Widow.”
Scarlett Johansson, who currently plays Russian spy turned good guy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, has made it known that she would be on board for a solo film. “I think there’s room for a standalone movie,” she told Collider back in 2015. “The character has a really rich origin story, [and] I’ve been able to grow with the character. In my mind there’s room for plenty more Black Widow.”
So will we be getting the femme fatale action flick we all want? Or is Marvel going to push this on the back burner, as it is known to do? Whatever happens, I just hope we go back to red-head Black Widow — the blonde look in the Infinity Wars trailer is just not doing it for me.