The Marvel fans are on a roll as MCU is knocking it out of the park movie after movie but still, there is this feeling amongst some of them of being ignored. There has been a long-standing demand of Marvel fans across the spectrum to have a Black Widow solo movie as she has been there since inception, worked her butt off and deserve a full-fledged movie.
So many times Marvel studios showed this lollipop to Black Widow fans (much like Hulk fans) as they are always in anticipation of an announcement from the Marvel studios but it never happened. The Marvel comics Veteran, Stan Lee attended Supernova Comic-Con in Brisbane, Australia and he was bluntly asked about the possibility of a standalone Black Widow movie. He, to everyone’s surprise, said ‘funny you should ask that’. He openly threw his weight behind the idea and it forced studio executive to reconsider.
Kevin Feige said, “We (Marvel) is committed to a Black Widow film”. He assured that the movie will happen someday but no official timeline has been decided. Recently, a rumor has gone viral online where fans are contemplating Daredevil’s presence in Black Widow solo film as both have teamed up several times in comics in plots based in New York and abroad.
On this, Feige said:
“There are a lot of potential characters that are among that list. That one I have’nt heard”.
TaikaWaititi recently revealed that if he were given a chance to direct a movie, he would like to do Black Widow comedy flick. He said:
“In all honesty, I reckon I could probably bring something pretty unique to any of the franchises. So, I’d love to see Black Widow. I’d like to see Black Widow as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be. Because we know her story and it’s very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But! What’s the funny version of that? What’s the more entertaining version of that?”
He further doubled down on the idea and added:
“I really go for the underdog. And I think there’s a way in with any of the characters. You just have to find it and find what honors what’s already there with the source material but also brings it into a more entertaining form for the audience.”
Moreover, Scarlett Johansson is totally psyched to work on a solo movie based on Black Widow. She said this in an interview with Michigan Avenue:
“I really like playing Natasha, playing the Black Widow in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War. It’s been an interesting journey, to take a character and grow it over these years, and peel the layers back and be able to, as you do in life, grow with this person. It’s a character that’s really enigmatic and has an amazing origins story, so there’s a lot for me to play off of.”
“Yes, I would want to in the right context and for the film to fit where I’m at, where I am in my life. I mean I’ve played this character for a long time. It’s been probably like 8 years or more, and so much has happened in my life, my life as a performer and happened in my life personally.”
All of this would have seemed almost impossible but after the massive success of DCEU’s Wonder Woman, Marvel has been under huge amount of pressure to appeal to the female audience. And Kevin Feige’s recent comments just made that amply clear. Here’s what he said:
“But, as the plan goes forward I think frankly we’ll be … you know, eventually I think we’re going to reach a time where it’s not just … listen, it would be amazing to see all of our female characters the way we have seen … most, never all male, but primarily male. I think we’re getting to the point soon where we have so many great female characters that those are just our heroes as opposed to when are they all female, all male. It’s just the Marvel heroes, more than half of which will be women.”
All the Best to the Ladies of Marvel!