Published on May 7, 2012
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Marvel President Kevin Feige announces a Black Widow stand alone movie is being planned and star Scarlett Johansson knows just what it should be about.
With The Avengers breaking records around the world, taking in over $200 million its opening weekend in the US, talk of spinoffs is on everyone's minds. One character that already has a spinoff planned for is Scarlett Johansson's S.H.I.E.L.D. spy Black Widow. First appearing in 2010's Iron Man 2, Black Widow more than holds her own in The Avengers. Feige recently told Movieline that a spinoff for Widow has already been planned saying, "We have already planned her next appearance and where to take the character because we believe in it and we believe in her in a big, big way."
So what would a Black Widow stand alone movie be about? Star Scarlett Johansson seems to think the film should focus on Widow's origin rather than continuing on after the events of The Avengers stating, "I love her origin story. I think it's just such a riveting one...It's just steeped in history and the richness to shoot in Russia...I hope that the fans' voice is loud enough and they want to see a Widow origin story, I know Marvel would be happy to entertain that. We've spoken a lot about it."
Marvel has already tapped May 16th, 2014 as a release date for an as yet unnamed project. Could Black Widow be that project? Probably not. Feige revealed that plans are to only release 1 or 2 movies per year and that right now there is a big backup as far as characters getting their own films. That doesn't mean we won't be seeing Widow on the big screen again anytime soon though as Feige promises she will appear in another character's film soon. That movie won't be Iron Man 3 though, as Johansson herself previously confirmed she would not be reuniting with Robert Downey Jr in China. Perhaps a Black Widow appearance in Captain America 2?
Another breakout star from The Avengers that Black Widow most likely will have to compete with for a standalone movie is the Hulk. Despite a lackluster response from audiences on the first two films, the Hulk is one of the high points in The Avengers and as we previously reported, a standalone film is being planned for a possible 2015 release. So we have to ask, would you rather see a standalone Black Widow or Hulk movie? Let us know in the comments section and be sure to subscribe to ClevverMovies to stay in the know on everything movies. I'm Misty Kingma and we'll see you next time.