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Black Widow is one of the most popular characters in the MCU, and it's easy to see why: she's a veteran of the movies, she's totally badass, and she's played by the fabulous Scarlett Johansson. What's not to love? For a while now, fans have been wondering if Black Widow will ever get her own solo movie. And although it's never been confirmed, there are definitely a lot of people interested in the idea...

Is it finally time for a Black Widow movie?
Is it finally time for a Black Widow movie?

Russo Brothers Want To Direct Black Widow

After the Russo Brothers changed the course of the MCU with [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](tag:254973), they're gearing up for the next installment in Steve Rogers' saga. But during an interview about [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), the Russos were asked about whether they would be interested in making a Black Widow film...

"Oh yeah, we love that character, and we love Scarlett. We find that [Black Widow] is one of the richest, if not the richest, character in the marvel universe. she’s haunted by demons and her understanding of the world is fascinating. I think there’s a lot that can be done with that character."

Ok, a Russo-directed Black Widow film would be so awesome. Just imagine the possibilities! But how likely is it to happen?

Black Widow in Captain America: Winter Soldier
Black Widow in Captain America: Winter Soldier

Both Scarlett Johansson and MCU bossman Kevin Feige have commented on the possibility of a Black Widow movie; recently Scarlett said they "share a similar vision."

"I think there's room for a standalone movie. [Natasha] has a really rich origin story, and I’ve been really fortunate to build up this character to this point where I think I can now start to reveal different sides of her."

But apart from these quotes, there's nothing to suggest Marvel is actually considering a solo movie. Which is a shame, as Natasha Romanov's comic history is vast and exciting, and any movie which focuses on her would be epic.

Prequel Or Quest For Redemption?

The possibilities really are endless, with Natasha Romanov's comic plot stretching back to the 1960s.

Black Widow in Finely Woven Thread by Phil Edmonson
Black Widow in Finely Woven Thread by Phil Edmonson

In both Age of Ultron and ABC's Agent Carter, we've had intriguing hints about how the Black Widow agents were created, so perhaps a solo movie could expand on this. Or instead of a prequel, maybe it could incorporate flashbacks into a new adventure for Natasha, as she finally takes down the agency that made her.

Right now all we can do is think about the possibilities. With Marvel's Phase 3 planned out meticulously, it's unlikely we'll see a Black Widow movie any time soon. But at least we have this fantastic SNL trailer to tide us over...

The Russo Brothers' version would probably be a bit different to that! So what would you like to see in a Black Widow movie? Let us know in the comments, or write your own post!


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