Scarlett Johansson talks about what she'd like to do in her Black Widow film
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 theres a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. Shes got a really rich origins story. Theres a lot of places you can go you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. Theres 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 shes part of.
Whether or not the film would be a prequel:
Its a possibility. Theres 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. Im invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character. If I did it, Id have to do it while. I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit. I dont know how much longer thats 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.