“Is Marvel Finally Giving Us a Black Widow Movie?”

“To say Marvel’s movie calendar spanning the next five years is crowded would something of an understatement. As of now, we have upwards of nine confirmed films planned for that period, an average of two per year all the way through 2019. Beyond those though, all we have are rumors. Maybe Fox and Marvel will finally strike a deal to bring the Fantastic Four back to their original creators. Who knows what could happen once Sony’s tag-team reboot of Spider-Man hits theaters. The possibilities are limitless, which makes it incredibly encouraging to hear talk of a potential Black Widow franchise.

The news comes courtesy of Deadlinestraight from Marvel head Kevin Feige. Asked about possible standalone films for new characters, he admitted that “the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.” It’s an admission that represents a 180 from the studio’s previous stance on Black Widow, having left her off the movie roster in favor of Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and Black PantherShe’s a character that’s existed at the center of controversy for some time too, specifically in the realm of merchandise, where she was “accidentally” excluded from toy sales following Age of Ultron. 

Soon, the hope is that all that will culminate in the much-needed Black Widow movie. Her qualifications are more than impressive, with a history in the MCU dating all the way back to Iron Man 2. Even so, the only Avenger who’s been focused on less than her is fellow super-spy Hawkeye. A potential movie for the former Russian operative has plenty of story to dig into, while providing an intriguing look at a character whose own moral compass is just as intriguing as that of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark…”

http://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/is-marvel-finally-giving-us-a-black-widow-movie.html

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