Kevin Feige says Marvel is committed to a Black Widow movie

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

by James White |
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Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff is back kicking ass on our screens in Captain America: Civil War and so talk has naturally turned to the possibility of her getting her own stand-alone film. And while Kevin Feige and his Marvel team have commented on it before, they now seem more committed than ever to getting a Black Widow movie made.

Talking to Deadline about Civil War and the Marvel slate in general, Feige addressed the question, while specifying that it won't happen before the current run of films is complete in 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 says. "I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow. We think she’s an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand-alone franchise."

Another character that people have been asking about is the Hulk, with endless rumours of a possible stand-alone Bruce Banner adventure starring Mark Ruffalo. So though he'll next be on screen in Thor: Ragnarok, what are the current chances of the big green guy getting his own showcase? Not much for now, it would seem... "Those are contractual things that I’m not entirely attuned to," admits Feige. "Disney and Universal would need to come to an agreement to allow Marvel to do a stand-alone Hulk film for Disney." Well, if it can happen with Sony and Spidey...

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