Okay, so first of all, I'd like to apologize for the lack of absolutely everything in terms of my publishing recently. My life at the minute is a mixture of homework, exam revision, homework, and more homework. Seriously, I've been waiting to geek out on here for a long time. It's unhealthy.
So, a new day, a new post, and hopefully a bunch of new readers. The topic at hand today, for those who failed to read the title, is the steadily increasing possibility of a solo film based on the MCU's most talented, most brutal (and probably most attractive), secret agent - Black Widow.
Whilst I'm well aware that there's a more-than-healthy campaign flourishing on the internet for a film based entirely on the spy in spandex, there's recently been some new information that's surfaced from a pretty exciting source. Namely, the Russo brothers.
As far as the MCU goes at the minute, the Russo brothers are definitely a key part of it. They've directed one of Marvel's best-selling films so far in the form of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, are currently directing the biggest superhero movie to date ([Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409)) and are set to direct the most anticipated super-powered cinematic in the history of mankind - Avengers: Infinity War - Parts 1 and 2. Anyhow, you get the feeling that they're a big deal.
Recently, the duo got to talking to the press about their views on numerous topics of debate within all things Marvel: the amount of characters squashed into Avengers: Infinity War, who they're rooting for in Captain America: Civil War, and whether or not minor Avengers such as Agent Romanhoff should get their own solo installations within the MCU. When asked if they wanted to see a solo Black Widow film become reality, the Russos said this:
"Hell yeah! We love that character (Black Widow).What;s great is that the character is one of, if not the, richest character in the Marvel universe. She's a very complex character, haunted by demons and her understanding of the world is fascinating. I think there is a lot that can be done with her on-screen.
I'll give you a minute to deal with that quote.
Recovered? Great? Because that isn't where it ends. Not only have these extremely prominent Marvel directors expressed an interest in taking the wheel for her single adventure, but the actress herself spoke out recently about her contract and how her role in the movies has grown as the studio has expanded its interests.
I think in the grand scheme of things The Widow has a greater purpose. With the Civil War coming up, I think it's pretty clear where the pieces will fall. I think all the building up we've done has been for that film.
She also stated in a pretty long way how stoked she is for Cap 3: Civil War, but I won't bore you guys with all the details. She elaborated on the possibility of a solo adventure by talking about her involvement in the second Captain America movie.
I wasn't contracted into doing Cap movies, but that story line worked out so I branched off and I found myself in that standalone movie. My contract is definitely one that's mutating as time passes, I guess.
The key part of that being quote being the "mutating" part. If you follow superhero news at all (which I'm assuming you do, you are reading this post), then you'll know that not only does The Widow not have her own movie set for release in the foreseeable future, but that marvel are definitely open to changes in their slates of soon-to-be-released content. I swear Iron Fist was cancelled for a second or something?
Anyhow, when you weigh up the statistics, it sure seems as though Black Widow is set to get her own film. If not immediately, then definitely sometime soon. Heck, she's got two very important guys backing her, she herself wants to do it, and Marvel could certainly make it work. But what do you guys think? Will Joe and Anthony Russo pioneer a solo Black Widow cinematic? Leave your thoughts in the comments, or, as always, take the poll! Until next time guys :)