Black Widow Movie: Scarlett Johansson Gives Update

Scarlett Johansson and Marvel Studios are both keen for a Black Widow movie. The hold up? Scheduling...

Since she debuted the character back in Iron Man 2, there’s been chatter about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow getting a standalone movie of her own. And while Marvel is finally pressing ahead with a female-led superhero movie with 2019’s Captain Marvel, there’s still no sign of that standalone Black Widow adventure.

In a new interview with Total Film, Scarlett Johansson has addressed this, and confirmed that there remains interest in getting the Black Widow movie made.

“I’ve talked to [Marvel Studios boss] Kevin Feige about it,” she said. “We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself. Marvel has a really huge roster. They’re looking four years ahead.”

And in those films four years ahead, Black Widow is one that hasn’t, as of yet, been announced.

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Johansson added that “I also have a lot of things that I want to do. If I did it, I would dedicate myself completely to making it amazing. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be. Otherwise, I would never do it.”

The earliest we could foresee a Black Widow movie is 2020, given that Marvel’s slate is announced through to the end of 2019. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…