Marvel “creatively and emotionally” committed to Scarlett Johansson Black Widow film

Kevin Feige confirms interest in making stand-alone film for female superhero

Marvel President Kevin Feige has confirmed that the studio is committed to making a stand-alone film for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.

The actress made her debut as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2 and reprised the role for 2012’s The Avengers, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier plus last year’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

She makes her fifth appearance as the catsuit-clad character in Captain America: Civil War, which is out now.

Despite Johansson being one of Hollywood’s biggest actresses and the character being well established, Marvel have yet to give her a Black Widow fronted film. However, fans wishes may be granted soon with Feige confirming that the studio are “creatively and emotionally” committed to making it happen.

Speaking to Deadline about Marvel’s latest release, Captain America: Civil War, Feige was asked whether there will be individual films for any of the character who star in that movie who have not yet had the lead in their own project.

Offered a list of Falcon and War Machine and Black Widow as heroes who could potentially strike out on their own, Feige confirmed that the latter is where Marvel’s priorities lie.

“We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 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,” he said. “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.”

Johannson herself is on record as saying that “there is room” for a Black Widow film.