Kevin Feige On Black Widow's Role In THE AVENGERS 2 And An Eventual Solo Movie

Kevin Feige On Black Widow's Role In THE AVENGERS 2 And An Eventual Solo Movie

Confirming that the Age of Ultron will finally explore the backstory of Scarlett Johansson's Russian spy, Marvel honcho Kevin Feige says there's development on a solo Black Widow movie. Check it out!

In light of Black Widow's dynamic with the titular villain of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the comics, it was assumed that the upcoming Marvel sequel would underline the backstory of Scarlett Johansson's Russian spy as it was lightly touched on The Avengers. However, according Chris Evans, "Black Widow's whole arc [in The Winter Soldier] is coming to terms with her history - that she's been a spy, and spies aren't necessarily trustworthy." It seems an in-depth exploration of Natasha Romanoff's (and also likely Clint Barton's) backstory is being saved for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and possibly a solo Black Widow movie, according to Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige.

"We start filming the next Avengers film at the end of March," said Feige in the latest issue of Total Film mag'. "[Black] Widow's part in that is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that."

"We wanted to change the dynamic of the cinematic universe with this film," said Feige of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. "We wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of Winter Solider than it is at the beginning. Therefore when we meet the Avengers at the top of Age of Ultron, it's a very different landscape than we left them at the end of the film film. Partially that's because we love the rhythm that the comic books have developed - each of the characters appear in their runs, occasionally they get together for a big event or crossover series, they part again, and then they come back together again."

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015.
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EvilSuperman - 2/12/2014, 9:58 AM
A solo Blackwidow movie? All I know is my gut says, Maybe!
Rhinoman - 2/12/2014, 10:00 AM
If I had to venture a guess, I think Kevin Feige would say that one of his only regrets is not releasing a Black Widow/Hawkeye film in 2012 after The Avengers was completed (IE: November). Could have killed at the box office and better than just waiting for Iron Man 3
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:00 AM
Don't really need a Black Widow solo movie do we, unless it's just Black Widow "playing" solo with herself :P
charlie2094 - 2/12/2014, 10:01 AM
Would I like to see a Black Widow film? Sure.

But would I want to see it in place of Black Panther, Dr Strange, Guardians or even Hawkeye, probably not...

Be great if they could do it as a third, smaller budget film one year, but don't think I'd want it to take up one of the two release dates
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:01 AM
The first solo movie with a female lead, easy...
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:03 AM
I've already cast her...I guy can dream...the new "hot" name in Hollyweird, go get her Marvel, before somebody else does!

DefcoN - 2/12/2014, 10:05 AM
As a 15/20 min One Shot, could be. A solo film would not be that appealing (at least to me).
ALmazing - 2/12/2014, 10:05 AM
Agree with Batz, Danvers as Captain Marvel should be MArvel's first female solo film. I would be interested in a Black Widow/Winter Soldier movie... but hats a big maybe, not over Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Miss Marvel, Inhumans and a solo Hulk movie.
WorstUserNameEver - 2/12/2014, 10:07 AM
Would be a waste of a slot.
EvilSuperman - 2/12/2014, 10:07 AM
I just really want a solo Hulk film with Ruffalo already. Then Black Panther and Doctor Strange. That's not too much to ask is it?
SpoonWielder - 2/12/2014, 10:09 AM
@Defcon I would dig that. But not 2 full hours of Black Widow.
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:10 AM
Plus, wonder when Universal will lose their rights to Namor? Be cool to get him, BP, Ms Marvel and Doc Strange...

Cartoon22 - 2/12/2014, 10:11 AM
@bats11 who is that Beautiful blonde ?
webslinger84 - 2/12/2014, 10:12 AM
Come on Feige we should get a Black Panther movie before a Black Widow movie.
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:13 AM
Margot Robbie...most recently in Wolf of Wallstreet...

EvilSuperman - 2/12/2014, 10:13 AM

I would love to see a Namor film. As a matter of fact my brother jokes around and calls me the Black Namor.

Universal still has his rights, correct?
Cartoon22 - 2/12/2014, 10:16 AM
@batz11 thanks I haven't seen wolf of Wall Street yet but I heard that there was a great blonde in it .... Now I see who that was
MrCBM56 - 2/12/2014, 10:16 AM
Hawkeye... Soon.
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:16 AM
As of Aug or so 2013:

We do know that Namor the Sub-Mariner will not be among them. It was speculated that perhaps the movie rights to Namor had reverted back to Marvel, but Feige answered definitively: “That’s at Universal.”
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:17 AM
Yeah, do a Google Image search with "Safe Search" OFF, ha,'ll get to see ALL of her, if you know what I mean ;)
JoeMomma29 - 2/12/2014, 10:18 AM
Dang with all these characters and new characters being introduced and now addressing Black Widows back story how long is the movie going to be?
I sure hope Mr. W. is not biting off more than he can chew.
EvilSuperman - 2/12/2014, 10:20 AM
Damn! I would have loved to see a scene between Namor and Black Panther down the line arguing over their kingdoms. And to see Namor fight with Hulk would have been magnificent.

616 - 2/12/2014, 10:33 AM
Marvel should be releasing 6 movies a year with the roster they have. GET TO WORK
VISIONaryNPa - 2/12/2014, 10:34 AM

I only see him talking about CA:TWS and A:AOU...

Am I missing something here?

Someone point out to me where he talks about a Black Widow Solo film...
xMichaelxScottx - 2/12/2014, 10:35 AM
@batz11 I like your choice.

batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:37 AM
"[Black] Widow's part in that is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that."
Mrsinister - 2/12/2014, 10:38 AM
You guys are crazy! A black widow/ hawk eye movie would be awesome. Also they could make the movie for like 50 million and make a ton back in return!
Pheezmatic - 2/12/2014, 10:39 AM




k... love u marvel bye bye...xoxoxo :)
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:39 AM

VISIONaryNPa - 2/12/2014, 10:39 AM
It completely went over my head...

Here's the [part] he talks about her own film.

The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that."
GliderMan - 2/12/2014, 10:40 AM
Kill her.

Kill her now!
Mrcool210 - 2/12/2014, 10:40 AM
"We start filming the next Avengers film at the end of March"
well wait a [frick]ing minute, didn't they just start filming yesterday? WTF?
Bekss - 2/12/2014, 10:41 AM
The rights of The Hulk are at Universal too, but they and Marvel have some kind of deal to use Hulk and Universal receive a little part of the money for toys and those thing of the Hulk. They can do the same with Namor
Pasto - 2/12/2014, 10:41 AM
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:42 AM
Cool @Bekss, thought I read something like that awhile back, thanks
batz11 - 2/12/2014, 10:44 AM
This leads to the issue of The Incredible Hulk film. After Universal's 2003 Hulk movie flopped, they decided to let Marvel have the movie rights back but Universal wanted to maintain the distribution rights for the green goliath. This is where things get murky according to the IP lawyer. Disney can make any Hulk movie they want since Marvel has the movie rights but Universal will continue to distribute all Hulk films and the IP lawyer seems to think that Disney does not want to "share the profits" for any of their owned properties. Period.
GizmoEl - 2/12/2014, 10:50 AM
I would love a black widow movie. Or a Budapest movie. Or a black widow/winter soldier movie
JoJo1982 - 2/12/2014, 10:52 AM

0megaDaGod - 2/12/2014, 9:58 AM

Unless they do 3 films a year I NEVER want to see a Black Widow movie

Now, about your other 'Black' character (yes, I went there)

MsDarkPhoenix - 2/12/2014, 10:52 AM
What happened in Budapest??
JoeMomma29 - 2/12/2014, 10:53 AM
I hate to say it but Marvel is going to over saturate the market........
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