There’s been a call for it for years, but with the release of “Captain America: Civil War” the fan push for a standalone “Black Widow” film has become so loud that even those at Marvel and Disney can’t ignore the outcry much longer.
Out doing last minute promotional rounds for ‘Civil War,’ Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige was asked by Deadline about the chances of supporting players like Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Falcon, and War Machine getting their own movies. He says:
“We’ve announced the next nine movies, ten counting Civil War, through the end of 2019. Where we go beyond that are ongoing discussions that we’ll focus on in the next few years because we have a lot to do before then. Of the characters that you’ve just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.
We think she’s an amazing character. 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.”
While that’s good news, it also indicates we won’t be seeing it until the fourth ‘phase’ of Marvel’s plans which don’t go into action for another four years.