Marvel Studios is moving forward with their developing "Black Widow" solo feature, based on the Marvel Comics character, with Jac Schaeffer writing the screenplay and actress Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as female spy 'Natasha Romanoff':
"I’ve spoken to Kevin (Feige) about it," Johansson said about a solo film. "I mean, of course, of course we’ve had that conversation before, and I think Kevin would also like to see a standalone film."
Johansson's newest 'Black Widow' appearance will be in the upcoming feature "Avengers: Infinity War", directed by Anthony and Joseph Russo.
In 2009, Johansson signed on to play 'Natasha Romanoff'/'Black Widow' in multiple films, beginning with 2010's "Iron Man 2." In that introductory role, she is an undercover spy for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' posing as an assistant to 'Tony Stark'.
" Right now I think this character is used well in this part of the universe," said Johansson, "but I think that Kevin—I mean, we’ve talked about it and we both share similar vision for what could be a standalone series.
"I think that there’s room for a standalone movie. The character has a really rich origin story and I’ve been really fortunate to kind of place all these layers on top of one another...
"...and kind of build up this character to this point where I think I can now start to peel them away and reveal different sides of her and really focus on...
"...I think I’ve been able to grow with the character, the character’s been able to grow with me.""
It’s been a very good relationship back and forth and I think Marvel—the one thing about working with them is they don’t want anybody to work on the movie that doesn’t want to be there, obviously.
"So whatever you’re contracted to should not feel like golden handcuffs, and they don’t want that either…"
"I will certainly be around and that’s because it’s been such a great response. I mean, I’m always happy to put the cat suit back on, for sure."
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