There’s growing demand for a Black Widow solo film.
While speaking on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Johansson couldn’t offer any updates about the film’s potential future.
“I don’t know,” the Avengers: Infinity War actor said. “I don’t know at this point.”
Johansson has bounced from optimistic to unsure whenever she’s asked about the film, but it seems to be at the forefront of her mind whenever she’s picking new projects. The actor revealed that she’s constantly in contact with the first Avengers director about the possibilities of exploring Natasha Romanoff’s solo career.
When asked by MTV News if she’s talked to Whedon about the film, Johansson responded with enthusiasm.
“Of course, we talk about it all the time… We text each other back and forth.” Johansson said. “Little spidey emojis.”
Of course unless the word comes straight from Kevin Feige’s mouth, there’s no reason to believe a Marvel Studios film about Black Widow is on the horizon. As Vin Diesel himself has proven, just because a movie star tweets about wanting to do their own movie doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. *cough*Groot*cough*Black Bolt*cough*
At least Black Widow will be returning for next year's Avengers: Infinity War. Are you excited for the next huge Marvel crossover film? Let us know with your vote in the Anticipation Rankings!
Avengers: Infinity War is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The film sees the Avengers joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to battle Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War’s confirmed cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio del Toro and Tom Holland.
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on May 4, 2018.