One of the biggest questions that gets asked to Disney executives is when Marvel Studios will release a film starring a superheroine. There have been rumors in the past of both a Captain Marvel and a Black Widow movie being considered. In an interview with Total Film, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige lets it slip that there has been some development work done on a Black Widow movie.
Feige confirmed to Total Film that Avengers: Age of Ultron would include the origin story of Black Widow, while laying the groundwork for a possible solo movie.
Feige said, “We start filming the next Avengers film at the end of March. Widow’s part in that is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became who she became in that film.”
Feige also added, “The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.”
Even through Black Widow might be getting a major part in Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s another Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor who wants in, but he hasn’t gotten the call yet. In the same issue of Total Film, Athony Mackie expresses interest in his Falcon character joining the Avengers. Mackie said, “I call all of them at Marvel every Monday. I’m like, So have y’all decided if I’m in Avengers 2 yet. I’ll get on the bus to Albuquerque tomorrow.”
Mackie added, “If I get the opportunity to be in The Avengers 2, 3, 7, and 18, there’s no way I would complain or balk at any part of that…”
Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on May 1, 2015.