Avengers 2, and a Black Widow solo film

News Simon Brew 13 Feb 2014 - 06:32
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Iron Man 2

Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is getting a "very big" role in Avengers 2, and a possible standalone film...

Now shooting in South Africa is Marvel's eagerly-awaited Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which Joss Whedon is returning to direct. Also returning for that film is Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, who will next be seen in Captain Amerca: The Winter Soldier. That's out in the UK next month.

Chatting to Total Film, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has revealed that plans are afoot for the character of Black Widow, too. Describing the character's role in The Avengers sequel as "very big", he added that "we learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that".

Feige added that "we wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of Winter Soldier than it is at the beginning. Therefore when we meet the Avengers at the top of Age Of Ultron, it's a very different landscape than we left them at the end of the last film".

Add a Black Widow movie then to the list of further projects that Marvel Studios is developing. Where it sits in the queue with the new Hulk film, Doctor Strange, and sequels to other movies, remains to be seen. Our guess is we may have a wait on our hands.

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