Remember that massive Marvel event when they announced their line-up of 2020? Of course you do, who doesn't!
Now, do you remember the time before that event ?
If you remember correctly, you would know what was everybody was expecting from Marvel. Yeah, everyone was expecting a strong female superhero or in this case, a "heroine". And as Scarlett Johansson successfully played the character of Black Widow, the fans were expecting her to fill up the big shoe. Fans wanted a [Black Widow](movie:1070824) stand alone film. But instead we got Captain Marvel.
Ok, that's not a bad thing though, but we were kind of upset ( but not that much). But c'mon it's Marvel and by the queues of fans they never been mean. So, what if they are actually planning something even greater ?!
As the post is about the possibilities of Black Widow eventually becoming [Captain Marvel](movie:949779), let's see the points.
1. Change of Origin
Changing origin story for the sake of movies is a very common thing. In the comic there are several characters in Marvel Universe who were called Captain Marvel.But among them most recognizable is Carol Danvers ( who also known as Ms. Marvel ). Carol Danvers had a military background who accidentally received her power from a cave with alien explosion.
Black Widow also has not military but spy background and amazing skills in fighting. And by the introducing of [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073), the space door is wide open. So it is not that much crazy as turning her into Captain Marvel.
2. Established character
Marvel never shot a miss-fire and they are very alert. So, why take risk with something new when you have a established character in the screen. It would be easier to introduce a new dimension of a character than introducing a totally new character. And things didn't went well with the characters like CatWomen or Electra.
Though, I'm not neglecting the fact that Marvel eventually take risks.
3. Infinity War
infinity War is basically the massive show-off of the infinite powers of villains and heroes. But compare to that Black Widow is kind of dim in front of that sun like powers. So how she is going to fit in that ?
Of course, she has given some extra powers in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035), but c'mon that's not enough to match with the big villains. Please don't talk about Hawkeye.
So, for that case turning her into something so powerful is the answer.
4. Fan Boyes
Told before Marvel always care about their fans. And the fans wanted a Black Widow solo film. So, why not give them something even greater.
Even Scarlett Johansson was up for it. At the London premiere of Winter Soldier, she said to reporters:
“If you want to see a Black Widow spin-off movie, then I want to see it. We’ll see. We will put the request into Marvel tomorrow.”
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Extended TV SPOT
And what was the interesting part of it ?
- Black Widow
Her action along with that Captain vibe is really outstanding. And that line, "Let's finish this ?", what does that indicate ? Surely we don't know yet, but hopefully something surprising.