A Black Widow Movie May Be On Its Way

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The Avengers have had plenty of screentime between them.

With Captain America, Iron-Man, Thor, and the Hulk all boasting a minimum of two solo movies to their credit, and just as many group outings, there’s plenty of opportunities to see Earth’s Greatest Heroes on the big screen.

However, one of the more popular – and certainly overlooked – characters in the franchise has been left out of proceedings unless it is within the confines of an Avengers movie.

That may be about to change, however, as Marvel Studios may have plans for Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow.

The studio has reportedly got Jac Shaeffer, of Blacklist fame, to write a script for the Black Widow solo movie, according to TheWrap.

The long-awaited solo movie would finally see Scarlett Johansson’s role brought to the forefront, something fans have clamoured over for years now.

However, it must be noted that there is no official word from Marvel Studios about when a Black Widow movie would see the light of day, and their film slate is currently packed to the brim until 2019’s untitled Avengers movie.

The good news is that Kevin Feige has been quite vocal about bringing a Black Widow movie into the world, and there are no fewer than a rumoured 20 unannounced movies penned for Phase 4 and beyond, so there’s an increased chance that fans could finally get a solo Black Widow movie one day.

This opens up several potential complications following the fall-out of Infinity War, which stars Johansson as Black Widow – if Romanov is one of the casualties expected from the movie, then would the subsequent solo movie be a prequel as per Johansson’s desires? Or, would it be somebody taking up the mantle of ‘Black Widow’ as seen in the comics?

We’ll have to wait and see what becomes of the Black Widow movie – if anything – but for fans of the character, this would surely be a bit of good news.

-James, 15/01/2018

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