“Despite being one of the few Avengers to not possess any superpowers – or a suit that effectively grants them superpowers – Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has been a standout supporting character in nearly every Marvel Studios movie that she’s appeared in to date, and the cries from fans for her to get a standalone film have been heard long and loud for many years now. Unfortunately, those same fans continue to be disappointed by the notable lack of a Black Widow movie every time Marvel updates its release slate, which is currently filled in through mid-2019.
Despite that fact, Black Widow supporters may have cause for renewed hope, thanks to comments made by Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige. Previously, Feige hinted that Black Widow could get her own solo film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and Feige’s latest statements about the matter suggest that possibility is, in fact, a strong one.
In an interview with Deadline, when asked about which of the various characters in Captain America: Civil War who have yet to receive a solo movie are most likely to get one down the line, Feige responded as follows:
“We’ve announced the next nine movies, ten counting Civil War, through the end of 2019. Where we 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 the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.
“We think she’s an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise…”