Captain America’s Chris Evans on How A Black Widow Solo Movie Would Do

Posted 2017/04/13 0 0

Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Evans believes a Black Widow movie annoucement is likely to happen.


Scarlett Johansson has played Black Widow in five Marvel movies so far, but the long-rumored Black Widow solo movie has never come to be. Marvel head Kevin Feige long ago said there had been some development on the film, and Johansson had spoken with them. It even went far enough for Guardians Of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to write a treatment. Then things went silent.

One person confident that Black Widow will happen sooner rather than later is Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Evans. Asked in a recent interview with Elle, he said this about making it a reality.

"That’s a good question. It would really just clean up, wouldn’t it? Scarlett [Johansson] is so good at everything she does. She’s played such a crucial part in the other films. She always makes her presence so felt—even when there are 50 different superheroes running around onscreen. I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens at some point in the future. I’m sure Scarlett would be open to it."

While Scarlett Johansson has explained that a Black Widow film has not moved forward due to timing, it appears both Johansson and Kevin Feige are more than open to developing a standalone movie featuring the popular heroine at some point.

Scarlett Johansson was calculated as the highest-grossing Hollywood actor for 2016, which at the very least means she has the necessary box office clout to carry a Marvel film on her own. Beyond that, she has become a staple of the non-Marvel action genre with her roles in movies like Lucy and Ghost in the Shell. A Black Widow, movie wouldn't be the first modern female superhero film by the time it debuted in theaters (that honor will go to DC's Wonder Woman), but with Scarlett Johansson's reputation behind it, it could easily be one of the best and most successful.

Johansson most recently starred in Ghost in the Shell as the Major, a human who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. However, her casting didn't come without controversy. Many critics labelled it an example of Hollywood's whitewashing problem, as in the original manga, the Major is Asian.