Marvel Studios President Says Black Widow Would Be Fun Standalone Franchise

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Fans have spoken in numerous polls, op/eds, and blog posts: they want a Black Widow movie. As much as Marvel Studios has done to bring the superhero universe to the big screen in an exciting way, they still haven't given a female character the title role. Yes, Captain Marvel is on the way, but what about Natasha Romanov?

"I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Deadline when asked about the cinematic future of her, Hawkeye, Falcon, and War Machine. He cautioned that a solo film for her is not part of the next nine-movie, through-2019 plan, but it could happen.

"We think she's an amazing character," he said. "We think Scarlett Johansson's portrayal of her is amazing. She's a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise."

It's certainly an encouraging sign, but as he said, they have "a lot to do before then" with the 3.5-year 9-film slate they have planned. Still, it does sound like Marvel Studios is taking note everytime someone speaks up about their desire for more Black Widow.

Black Widow can be seen in theaters now in a pivotal role in Captain America: Civil War.