“We've already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts, but "The Avengers" comes first.”
So spoke Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at a recent press conference marking the release of IRON MAN 2 on Blu-Ray (transcribed at SHH.) As you Comic Vine maniacs likely know, Marvel has been talking about bringing Scarlett Johansson back for an entire movie about Natasha Romanova sometime down the line. Seeing as how absurdly ambitious it is to do a mega-crossover AVENGERS movie already, I’m glad that the studio isn’t putting the cart before the horse when it comes to all the subsequent spin-offs.
Ironically, talks of a BLACK WIDOW have been around for long time already - - longer than talk of this AVENGERS movie, actually. You might recall that David “Solid Snake” Hayter wrote a script a while back for a solo movie that never materialized (although he did name his daughter after the super-spy!) Out of Marvel’s heroes and heroines, I’d imagine that this character would be an easiest to make a movie for. It’d be just a step up a regular spy movie, without the copious CG and creature effects that these superhero movies usually entail. == TEASER ==
Another question is whether a superheroine movie could even work on its own. People weren’t feeling CATWOMAN or ELEKTRA, and we know how long it’s taken the WONDER WOMAN movie to take off from Paradise Island. Do you figure Natasha (or Natalie, as she’s known) would be facing an uphill battle hereor could she be the first, so to speak, to crack the code?