After years of fans asking for and getting frustrated with the lack of, Marvel Studios and the cinematic universe are finally committing to a solo Black Widow film. FINALLY.
According to Kevin Feige, the studio is moving forward with a Natasha Romanoff film after the bulk of Phase 3 in the MCU is completed. Phase 3 began with this week’s release of Captain America: Civil War and will continue with Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. Then afterward it seems like Black Widow will get her own slot.
“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,” Feige told Deadline.”I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.”
While that is not a direct confirmation that her movie is for sure happening, this is the first time they have done any type of commitment towards the female hero’s own film. This is pretty huge for the hundreds of thousands of fans who have begged for a solo film (and merchandising for that matter) considering Black Widow is one of the main Avengers.
We so far have only had small glimpses into the past and person that was Natasha. In Avengers: Age of Ultron we learned that she grew up as a killer ballerina – a school who trains young girls in the arts of killing and skilled movements. She reveals that her her training ended with forced sterilization.
Scarlett Johansson hasn’t confirmed that she would sign on but last year she said,
“The character has a really rich origin story,” she told Collider. “In my mind, there’s room for plenty more Black Widow and certainly more—I think I could see her in a standalone film.”
More details will hopefully be released soon.