It’s perhaps the most demanded solo movie from fans, but there is still nothing in place for a Black Widow movie. But in a new interview, Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she brings it up with the studio all the time.
“I talk to them about it often,” she told Variety. “It would have to fit in the idea of where they want to go. I’m invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character. If I did it, I’d have to do it while. I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit. I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.”
She added: “I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances. I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There’s all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of.”
Many fans have said a team-up movie with Hawkeye or another Avenger could be an option for a Black Widow movie, but Johansson is keeping the options open. “It’s a possibility,” she said. “There’s plenty of back story. Or not. It could be something else. Where do the Avengers go? They are underground. What happens then? What happens after it all falls apart? There are so many ways you can go. I think it would just have to be very much like its own specific thing. It would have to have its own specific vibe. It would have been totally different than any of the other standalone films. I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality.”
Black Widow first appeared in Iron Man 2, and has returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. She is rumoured for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.