Almost every one of The Avengers that matters (sorry Hawkeye) has gotten their own stand-alone film, sometimes multiples. How many Iron Mans are we up to now? 13? Captain America got one, so did Thor, but not Black Widow.
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will have appeared in eight Marvel films by 2019. Even after rumors and teasing, she still never got her own movie. That was until today. Variety says that Marvel has finally started moving forward with a Black Widow movie. The film hasn’t officially been greenlit, but Variety thinks it’s only a matter of time, considering they already have a screenwriter, Jac Schaeffer. Jac is the woman responsible for the script for Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, Nasty Women. Marvel executives have reportedly met with Scarlett Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a Black Widow writer.
Marvel had no official comment on this alleged Black Widow movie.
As for when this Black Widow movie could happen, we’re probably going to be waiting a while. Marvel still has to get out Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, another Spider-Man, another Guardians of the Galaxy. By the time they get around to Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will have retired and Black Widow, the only competent one (let’s be honest) will have been promoted to running S.H.I.E.L.D. And who the hell wants to watch Black Widow approve expense reports and gadget budgets?
And that’s not even the worst thing they could do to Black Widow. There’s always the awful stereotypical girl-version-of-a-movie rom-com angle. Dear Marvel, whatever you do, don’t do this!