Last month it was reported that Marvel is developing a standalone movie focusing on Black Widow, the Avenger played by Scarlett Johansson, and that writer Jac Schaeffer had been hired to pen the script. Now Captain America star Chris Evans has seemingly confirmed that the film is in the works.
In an interview with ET Canada, Evans was asked about the huge success of Marvel’s latest movie, Black Panther. “There’s nothing they can’t do, man,” he said. “I’m sure it’s going to have the exact same effect when Captain Marvel comes out, and then the Black Widow movie comes out. Marvel just has the winning recipe.”
To date, Johansson has appeared in five movies in the MCU–Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War. She will reprise her role in this summer’s Avengers: Infinity War and next year’s currently untitled Avengers 4.
There has been much discussion about a standalone Black Widow movie for some time. In October 2016, Johansson said time might not be on her side. “If I did it, I’d have to do it while I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit,” she explained. “I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.”
In 2017, Johansson said she had already spoken to Marvel boss Kevin Feige about the movie and that the initial discussions were positive. What’s been keeping the movie from happening is the timing and schedules for Marvel and Johansson’s other projects. For more Black Widow coverage, check out GameSpot’s list of her 10 most badass moments.
In related news, Captain Marvel is now in production. The movie stars Brie Larson and will be released in March 2019. Last month, an on-set image and video were leaked. They showed Larson wearing a green costume, rather than the character’s distinctive traditional red, blue, and gold ensemble.