Having made a “completely clean break” from Marvel following Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon revealed back in May that he could be tempted back to the MCU for a female-driven Avengers film, and now he’s suggested that the lure of a Black Widow movie could also be too much for him to resist.
“I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision,” said Whedon in an interview with IGN.”When you get into your Superman territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing and [you can] really do a spy thriller. Like really do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. That would be really fun. Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard but she just spends most of her time cracking me up, so it would be a fun shoot.”
There’s long been calls for Johansson’s Black Widow to get her own solo movie, and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has indicated that plans are afoot to make it a reality. If so, would you like to see Joss Whedon taking the reins? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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