'Black Widow' Movie Still in Development at Marvel

Kevin Feige confirms that Scarlett Johansson may get a solo film soon, and that her character plays an important role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Will The Black Widow get her own solo adventure on the big screen? She just might, if Marvel's Kevin Feige has his way about it.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be the third time Scarlett Johansson has portrayed Natasha Romanoff, the assassin otherwise known as Black Widow, in a Marvel movie following her debut in Iron Man 2 and her much more substantial role in Marvel's The Avengers. But talk of a standalone film hasn't ever really materialized. Now, in an interview with Total Film, Marvel president Kevin Feige has confirmed that a Black Widow solo adventure is still in development.

He also confirms that the character will play a very big part in the storyline of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and that she has a solid future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.

"[Black] Widow's part in that is very big. [In Avengers: Age of Ultron], 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."

Kevin Feige then went onto reiterate how much of an impact Captain America: The Winter Soldier will have on the Avengers: Age of Ultron storyline, and that repercussions will ripple throughout Marvel Phase Three.

"We wanted to change the dynamic of the cinematic universe with this film. We wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of Winter Soldier than it is at the beginning. Therefore when we meet the Avengers at the top of Age of Ultron, it's a very different landscape than we left them at the end of the film. Partially that's because we love the rhythm that the comic books have developed - each of the characters appear in their runs, occasionally they get together for a big event or crossover series, they part again, and then they come back together again."

Are you excited about The Black Widow standalone adventure? Or do you think the character is better suited as a sidekick in other Marvel movies?

The Black Widow comes to theaters in 2018 and stars Scarlett Johansson. The film is directed by David Hayter.

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Comments (34)

  1. John M

    @undeadslayer4: That was confirmed a long time ago. The beautiful Revenge TV series actress Emily VanCamp is playing Sharon Carter.

    8 months agoby @john-mFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @john-m ya but will sharon carter going to be in this one or is this another rumor

    8 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Josh

    @undeadslayer4 Yes, @john-m is correct. Marvel Entertainment still owns the characters of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc. but a long time ago they licensed the film rights out to other studios. So, their logo appears on all Marvel properties even those that are developed by studios other than Marvel Studios (which didn't exist when they made those agreements; that's why they made them in the first place.)

    8 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. John M

    @undeadslayer4 : You're talking about teo different things here. First Mavel has leased the rights for some of their properties to studos like FOX, Universal, and Sony long before Disney bought Marvel, and Marvel Studios was created, but they are stlll Marvel properties, and Marvel wants you to know just like you see the DC comic symbol before films based on their comics, and that is why Marvel Studois/Disney has never made a Wolverine film, and can't until they get the film rights back.

    Now onto the so called love triangle which there isn't one. Caps love interest in his first film was Peggy Carter, and in Winter Soldier it will be Sharon Carter.

    8 months agoby @john-mFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert then how the marvel symbol showed up in the wolverine movie

    8 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. undeadslayer4

    @john-m then how come the marvel symbol showed up in the beginning of the movie and for the love triangle because roger and hawkeye are both "love interests" for black widow

    8 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  7. Serge G

    "Scarlett" - clone..

    8 months agoby @serge-gFlag

  8. Writer220

    J Renner wanted more screen time when filming The Avengers.
    At least Joss has increased the amount as he won't complain this time.

    8 months agoby @writer220Flag

  9. skywise

    She really does need her own movie. I would like to see her in a team up story with Winter Soldier though. I think the two of them would be awesome together.

    Regardless, Black Widow is a great character and Scarlett Johansson is a brilliant actress.

    8 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. Josh

    @john-m Yeah good points. Hopefully they can work together, because if it comes to Whedon vs. Renner, Marvel is picking Whedon without a second thought. They've set a precedent for not dealing with "difficult" actors (i.e., anyone who doesn't comply easily: Ed Norton, Terrence Howard).

    8 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  11. John M

    @shuabert: I don't know about that. I know Renner wasn't happy with Whedon during filming, and after The Avengers completed stating that what the substance of the role for Hawkeye wasn't what he was given in the film which if true is understandable. Whedon a few months ago did state that both Hawkeye (Renner), and Black Widow (Johansson) would have larger roles in the sequel, but I'll believe it when I see it.

    I always loved Hawkeye and Black Widow, and along with Black Knight are among my favorite Avengers, and hope for larger roles for the characters or solo films/TV show, but I guess we'll see how Renner/Whedon feel about the character and the direction the character is taking.

    8 months agoby @john-mFlag

  12. Josh

    @john-m The problem with that is I don't think Jeremy Renner is really interested in a Hawkeye movie. There's been speculation he won't even be in future Avengers films or will be recast because he seems so unenthusiastic about the role. But who knows.

    @undeadslayer4 Marvel has never made a Wolverine movie. All of the X-Men films have been Fox productions.

    8 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  13. John M

    @undeadslayer4 first Marvel hasn't, and can`t use Wolverine since they leased the film rights of the X-Men and character to FOX.

    Second what are you talking about with a love triangle?

    8 months agoby @john-mFlag

  14. Movie-Man Smith

    I'm not sure BW is big enough for her own 2 hr + film, but this is a series Marvel should explore in the future. Some might say they even should have explored already, over the recent "Agents of Sheild" show.

    8 months agoby @Movie-Man-SmithFlag

  15. Sean

    @felipe-11 I wonder if that kind of Marvel movie would ever see the light of day ?

    8 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert so marvel made a wolverine movie and fox doesnt even care

    8 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  17. undeadslayer4

    @john-m funny how this is eventually gonna be another of those love triangles in the marvel universe

    8 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  18. undeadslayer4

    @therealGoku i disagree we need to at least see her in a standalone movie not a side character

    8 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  19. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 if her origin is gonna be revealed in age of ultron than i dont think it would be necessary to make prequel unless if its like xmen origins

    8 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  20. The Real Goku

    I think she does a great job as black widow! But strong enough to carry her own movie? No. It would be a waste of time and money from Disney. It wouldn't be successful. Keep doing what they have been. Putting her in more marvel movies like they have with iron man, captain America and avengers

    8 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  21. TheObserver

    But why !??

    8 months agoby @TheObserverFlag

  22. Writer220

    I sure hope so and please not a prequel, please add in Jeremy. He's a solid actor that needs more screen time in these films.

    Widow/Hawk-eye and other lower grad superheros would do just fine.

    8 months agoby @writer220Flag

  23. CoreyB

    I hope we see alot more of ScarJo not only is she gorgeous! Especially lately, but she is a legit good actress. 2013 wasnt toooo shabby for her. I've been enjoying her work more and more she's great. I look forward to Cap to see what she brings. The future is bright!

    8 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  24. Hurts_feelings

    I personally wish that they would use a character like Black Widow to jump-start one of their failing comic book characters to the masses. Someone like The Punisher or Daredevil. Comic books aside, I'm sure with all the writers available they can come up with some original content and a very entertaining story...

    8 months agoby @hurts-feelingsFlag

  25. LuxoIII

    Eh, I don't think there's enough there.

    8 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Honestly, of all the female super heroes, this is the one that really shouldn't have her solo series.

    8 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Replicant

    Awesome news. There needs to be a female-led superhero movie asap.

    8 months agoby @felipe-11Flag

  28. John M

    I'd say do a Hawkeye/Black Widow film. I always loved when these two teamed up in the comics. The two always worked well together, and had great chemistry. Plus Marvel Studios seems to have no interest in giving Jeremy Renner/Hawkeye a leading role in The Avengers films. Its a waste of a talented actor and great character.

    8 months agoby @john-mFlag

  29. The Real Goku

    No thanks! ^___^

    8 months agoby @therealGokuFlag