Kevin Feige Says Marvel Is "Committed" to Making a Black Widow Movie

Friday, 06 May 2016 - 3:07PM
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Friday, 06 May 2016 - 3:07PM
Kevin Feige Says Marvel Is "Committed" to Making a Black Widow Movie
Are we about to get another female-led Marvel movie? Kevin Feige has hemmed and hawed about a Black Widow solo film in the past, and he's still not confirming it, but the tides at least seem to be turning, as he says that Marvel is "committed" to finally giving Black Widow her own movie.

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We've announced the next nine movies, ten counting Civil War, through the end of 2019," Feige told Deadline in a recent interview. "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.
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This is amazing news (or it will be, when they finally get off their asses and confirm/make the damn thing), and it's also a no-brainer. Fans are clamoring for more female-led superhero movies, and for a Black Widow headliner in particular. A recent poll from Newsarama found that fans overwhelmingly choose Natasha as their pick to get a solo movie, and our own poll confirmed those results. Plus, Scarlett Johansson has more than proven that she can headline an action film and make bank at the box office, even in a movie as terrible as Lucy. I don't personally think Natasha is the most compelling character, and would much rather see a Scarlet Witch movie, but we need more female superheroes, so this is definitely a win. Besides, a Black Widow movie would definitely be more interesting than a Hawkeye or Hulk movie.
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