In the past, Jessica Chastain ("Interstellar") was supposed to appear in Iron man 3 but due to a scheduling conflict she couldn't participate. She was also rumored to be up for the female lead in Ant-Man at one time and passed on that too. Now Jessica is speaking up for Marvel's most successful female actress, Scarlett Johansson. Wondering where is her solo Marvel film?
“Where is the Scarlett Johansson superhero movie? I don't understand it, why is it taking so long for this?” Chastain asked TheWrap, rhetorically and with no small degree of animation. “This woman clearly shows that people want to go see her in the movies. ‘Lucy,’ didn't it beat ‘Hercules’ by a lot opening weekend, when it was made for a lot less? She shows that she kicks ass, she's a great actress. ‘Under the Skin’ is an incredible film, and why are we still waiting for a go-ahead on a superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson?
“To me, it's a no-brainer,” she added. “You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!”
I think Jessica brings up a fair point. Let's just look at Lucy, the science-fiction film directed by Luc Besson. It opened against another male superhero-like film, Paramount's Hercules and bested it by about $15M more. Girl power!
If Marvel took note of that box office performance it could be sooner than later Game of Thrones' director Neil Marshall will get a call from Marvel giving him the green light on a solo Black Widow film.