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Scarlett Johansson talks about what she'd like to do in her Black Widow film

10.13.2016

At this point, I think the most surprising aspect about a Black Widow movie is the fact that there isn't one. Ever since her on-screen debut in IRON MAN 2, Scarlett Johansson has won over audiences with her portrayal of the Russian spy-turned-Avenger. Widow sports no super powers aside from her slick, kung-fu treachery and cunning wit. Still, she remains a fan-favorite and the one character fans are surprised not to see a solo movie for already. There's no official word as of now, but ScarJo did share a few words with Variety on what she'd like to see in her spin-off.

Scarlett Johansson on whether or not she'd do a Black Widow solo film:

I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances. I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There’s all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of.

Whether or not the film would be a prequel:

It’s a possibility. There’s plenty of back story. Or not. It could be something else. Where do the Avengers go? They are underground. What happens then? What happens after it all falls apart? There are so many ways you can go. I think it would just have to be very much like its own specific thing. It would have to have its own specific vibe. It would have been totally different than any of the other standalone films. I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality.

If she talks to Marvel about a solo film:

Yeah, of course. I talked to them about it often. It would have to fit in the idea of where they want to go. I’m invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character. If I did it, I’d have to do it while. I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit. I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.

Brie Larson's CAPTAIN MARVEL will represent a much-needed adrenaline shot of femininity in the superhero genre, but I think audiences have plenty of room for more than one kick-ass female lead. These days, Marvel flicks are populated with several superheroes in an effort to make every film an "event." I'd love to see Marvel go small scale with this one, as Black Widow could make for a really cool MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-style adventure if done right. We'll have to wait until at least 2020 to see if it's in the cards, though!.

Black Widow will most likely pop up next in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR which hits theaters on May 4, 2018.

Source: Variety

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11:45PM on 10/14/2016
One possibility is to introduce Skrulls. Natasha is convinced that SHIELD is being infiltrated by Hydra again but it turns out to be Skrulls. Or perhaps time travelers. Some people have suggested making the Scarlet Witch a villain in Phase 4. What if Wanda kills the Avengers in an alternative future and a group of Avengers from this future travels back in time to kill Wanda before she goes nuts and the ground work for this story line is laid out in the Black Widow solo movie. That would
One possibility is to introduce Skrulls. Natasha is convinced that SHIELD is being infiltrated by Hydra again but it turns out to be Skrulls. Or perhaps time travelers. Some people have suggested making the Scarlet Witch a villain in Phase 4. What if Wanda kills the Avengers in an alternative future and a group of Avengers from this future travels back in time to kill Wanda before she goes nuts and the ground work for this story line is laid out in the Black Widow solo movie. That would actually be better than Skrulls. I like the pathos of the Avengers having to fight the Avengers from an alternative future. Oh wow, I think I just nailed it.
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8:13AM on 10/14/2016

A Black Widow solo film would be a no-brainer

If ScarJo can make dreck like LUCY into a hit, then she can pretty much do anything.
If ScarJo can make dreck like LUCY into a hit, then she can pretty much do anything.
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2:49AM on 10/14/2016
No need for a black widow film and ScarJo does not fit the part imo, not credible for one second.
No need for a black widow film and ScarJo does not fit the part imo, not credible for one second.
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6:50PM on 10/13/2016
I was somewhat interested in a Black Widow movie when I thought that Hawkeye might be involved as a love interest, and have a sort of superhero Mr & Mrs Smith thing going on. I'm not the only one who thought that was where they might go with these characters after the first avengers, but once the second one revealed Hawkeye had a wife and kids, this solo Black Widow movie seemed less interesting. A prequel could still work, but Marvel doesn't seem interested in prequels (yet).
I was somewhat interested in a Black Widow movie when I thought that Hawkeye might be involved as a love interest, and have a sort of superhero Mr & Mrs Smith thing going on. I'm not the only one who thought that was where they might go with these characters after the first avengers, but once the second one revealed Hawkeye had a wife and kids, this solo Black Widow movie seemed less interesting. A prequel could still work, but Marvel doesn't seem interested in prequels (yet).
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6:41PM on 10/13/2016

Nope

Sorry, the idea of a standalone BW film is laughable...
She can't act, and i don't see what most people see in her looks... Theres no market/desire for a BW film, it even boggles me why she's involved so much in any of the marvel films.
Sorry, the idea of a standalone BW film is laughable...
She can't act, and i don't see what most people see in her looks... Theres no market/desire for a BW film, it even boggles me why she's involved so much in any of the marvel films.
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4:15PM on 10/13/2016

Pass.....

No one is clamoring for a BW movie. She's a side character that isn't overly interesting except in her role as a side character (where she can add humanity to the mix of super-humans). A movie about her would be a waste of time unless it was just a cool little spy thriller. It wouldn't be expected to earn more than 1/2 what the worst Marvel film has made, so it would have to be done on the cheap to be successful.
No one is clamoring for a BW movie. She's a side character that isn't overly interesting except in her role as a side character (where she can add humanity to the mix of super-humans). A movie about her would be a waste of time unless it was just a cool little spy thriller. It wouldn't be expected to earn more than 1/2 what the worst Marvel film has made, so it would have to be done on the cheap to be successful.
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3:09PM on 10/13/2016
ScarJo is kickass in the role but a solo film goes against the nature of how they've established her character. Black Widow is sort of a question mark. She's floated through different characters' franchises, and her allegiance wasn't clear in CW. Glimpses of her past, as discussed in Avengers, mentioned in TWS, then shown partially in AOU, should stay just that - glimpses. She's a fantastic supporting character and I'm all for her having a larger role in future ensemble pieces, but a solo
ScarJo is kickass in the role but a solo film goes against the nature of how they've established her character. Black Widow is sort of a question mark. She's floated through different characters' franchises, and her allegiance wasn't clear in CW. Glimpses of her past, as discussed in Avengers, mentioned in TWS, then shown partially in AOU, should stay just that - glimpses. She's a fantastic supporting character and I'm all for her having a larger role in future ensemble pieces, but a solo outing would cripple some of the mystery around her.
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2:20PM on 10/13/2016
"Ever since her on-screen debut in IRON MAN 2, Scarlett Johansson has won over audiences with [...] a fan-favorite".
Um, no. For the longest time she was only liked for being the only female ass kicker in the MCU. She didn't so much win us over as we had to accept her. Now, Scarlett Witch, Jessica Jones, and (possibly) Captain Marvel on the other hand...
"Ever since her on-screen debut in IRON MAN 2, Scarlett Johansson has won over audiences with [...] a fan-favorite".
Um, no. For the longest time she was only liked for being the only female ass kicker in the MCU. She didn't so much win us over as we had to accept her. Now, Scarlett Witch, Jessica Jones, and (possibly) Captain Marvel on the other hand...
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2:07PM on 10/13/2016
A movie I would never see.
A movie I would never see.
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2:07PM on 10/13/2016
Considering how popular Black Widow is and the star power of Johansson, this film would easily be another win win for Marvel.

Have the film be about Black Widow and have Hawkeye, and Nick Fury as supporting characters. The possibilities are endless in where they could go with her own film.
Considering how popular Black Widow is and the star power of Johansson, this film would easily be another win win for Marvel.

Have the film be about Black Widow and have Hawkeye, and Nick Fury as supporting characters. The possibilities are endless in where they could go with her own film.
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1:44PM on 10/13/2016
Oh please Scarjo is great eye candy, but can't act her way out of a plastic bag, plus Black Widow is such a boring character. Focus on making a great Captain Marvel movie instead.
Oh please Scarjo is great eye candy, but can't act her way out of a plastic bag, plus Black Widow is such a boring character. Focus on making a great Captain Marvel movie instead.
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5:16PM on 10/13/2016
Yeah, you're a hick, alright, as that comment comes off pretty damn sexist!
Yeah, you're a hick, alright, as that comment comes off pretty damn sexist!
6:10PM on 10/13/2016
Eat a dick bitch boy
Eat a dick bitch boy
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