For much of the past few years, Marvel Studios has come under increased pressure to deliver a superhero film with a female lead – which they’re finally doing it with “Captain Marvel” in 2019.
That said, the obvious candidate for a film all her own is Scarlett Johansson’s incredibly popular Black Widow character. The actress is capable and interested, directors are keen to take a shot, and the fans want it. So why hasn’t it happened?
“I’ve talked to Kevin Feige about it. We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself. Marvel has a really huge roster. They’re looking four years ahead.
I also have a lot of things that I want to do. If I did it, I would dedicate myself completely to making it amazing. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be. Otherwise, I would never do it.
Marvel has already announced its films through 2019, which means a “Black Widow” film wouldn’t appear until 2020.