There has been a secret movement to get a Black Widow movie made, fueled by Marvel fans. Everyone involved with Marvel films says that there is no current plan to have a Black Widow movie anytime soon. Even Marvel chief Kevin Feige has stated that it is a film that they want to do, but there are no plans to make a solo BW film at the present.
This week, Scarlett Johansson has chimed in, saying that she is open to a Black Widow stand alone film. She says that she would like the film to cover Widow’s back story, but says that she will do it as long as it works with Marvel’s big plan. In an interview with Variety, Johansson says:
“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.
I would like for [the movie] to happen under the right circumstances, and 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.”
The film would almost have to be an origin film, possibly one that focuses on the BW/Hawkeye relationship. Johansson relies on the Avengers heroes too much to have a film that centers on a post-Civil War Black Widow. Johansson goes on to say:
“It [a prequel] is 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.”