Jessica Chastain Asks: Where Is Scarlett Johansson's Marvel Solo Movie?

Jessica Chastain Asks: Where Is Scarlett Johansson's Marvel Solo Movie?

Jessica Chastain ("The Help"), spoke to The Wrap today. During that discussion the Zero Dark Thirty actress brought up Scarlett Johansson and how she deserves her own solo Marvel film.

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.
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scruffylookingnerfherder - 8/27/2014, 3:07 PM
Isn't Lucy a superhero film starring Scarlett Johansson?
BlacktinAmerica - 8/27/2014, 3:08 PM
TheBeard - 8/27/2014, 3:08 PM
“To me, it's a no-brainer,” she added. “You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!”

she's been in 3 soon to be 4
Highflyer - 8/27/2014, 3:09 PM
Meh... no thanks.
gamecreatorjj - 8/27/2014, 3:10 PM
its in "never going to happen" land with the Hawkeye, War Machine, Warrior's Three, and Nick Fury movies
GuyRot - 8/27/2014, 3:10 PM
its very clear, dear. black widow aint interesting enough to have her very own movie. she has no powers. she just has really good fighting skills.
blitzkreg - 8/27/2014, 3:12 PM
lol...yeah....she been in a lot of them
Spooks - 8/27/2014, 3:12 PM

[frick] THAT SHIT
themidnightking - 8/27/2014, 3:12 PM
Chastain was in The Help?
DaVinci31 - 8/27/2014, 3:14 PM
"To me, it's a no-brainer,” she added. “You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!”

Well, unfortunately Marvel Studios pride their success on long term goals and certain directions, but f*ck that, right? Let's just please all of the fans in the name of strong morality.

BatmanHeisenberg - 8/27/2014, 3:14 PM
Well, to be fair, BW has been in more movies than Hawkeye. BW hasn't really had a big role. I'd rather have Captain Marvel get a solo movie. A SHIELD movie would be better, in my opinion.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/27/2014, 3:15 PM
Honestly Black Widow in the movies works better as a supporting character, I'd rather see Ms Marvel get a solo movie
BatmanHeisenberg - 8/27/2014, 3:16 PM
My pitch for a SHIELD movie would have Hawkeye and BW as the stars, with Coulson, Nick and Maria as supporting roles. Villains could be HYDRA or AIM or Modok or something. Though, honestly, I'd rather have all these characters in supporting roles in Cap movies and Avengers movies and AoS.
DrKinsolving - 8/27/2014, 3:18 PM
Wasn't Chastain supposed to be in Iron Man 3?

And, I like Black Widow but Marvel has so many other characters and stories to focus on right now.... I don't think we need a Black Widow solo movie, I think a Ms Marvel movie would be awesome though
MexicanSuperman - 8/27/2014, 3:18 PM
There are way to many characters that deserve to get their own film before a Black Widow film.
BoneSawIsReady - 8/27/2014, 3:19 PM
Pre-SHIELD and no Coulson... I'd go see it. Maybe a two-eyes Fury?
MrBlackJack - 8/27/2014, 3:20 PM
DraculaX - 8/27/2014, 3:21 PM
We're not getting a Black Widow movie before Ms. Marvel.
DeusExSponge - 8/27/2014, 3:21 PM
I'd rather have a Ms Marvel/Captain Marvel solo film before Black Widow. I feel that she's had enough exposure and that Ms Marvel would help expand the MCU even more since her origins are linked with the Kree. I'm open for a Black Widow film, but if Marvels goal is to expand the MCU then Ms Marvel is the way to go.

A Ms Marvel solo film would help expand the MCU and would be Marvels answer to a heroine film. It's killing two birds with one stone!
batz11 - 8/27/2014, 3:23 PM

...weird, Mama is on my tv right now, spooky?
MrBlackJack - 8/27/2014, 3:24 PM
I rather see a Carol Danvers led film than a Black Widow film. I've always seen her as a supporting character, and I think she should stick to roles like she had in The Winter Soldier.
batz11 - 8/27/2014, 3:24 PM
If it's Black Widow, Hawkeye and maybe a couple others, sure, but like others have said, give me a Ms/Capt Marvel movie first...
COREY6487 - 8/27/2014, 3:27 PM
why would she get her own movie? doesnt make sense...
batz11 - 8/27/2014, 3:28 PM
DrDoom - 8/27/2014, 3:29 PM
Why should she get her own solo film as Black Widow when she's such a mediocre actor? I'd love to see a Black Widow solo film, but only after a recast.
batz11 - 8/27/2014, 3:29 PM
CaptainObvious - 8/27/2014, 3:32 PM
There really are no excuses for all these studios to pass on a female-led comic book movie.
Dingbat - 8/27/2014, 3:34 PM
I don't think Black Widow could carry a solo movie. Partially because Johansson's acting isn't as good as it's made out to be, but she's not bad.
MrBlackJack - 8/27/2014, 3:34 PM
If there wasn't a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show out already, an S.H.I.E.L.D. film with the likes of Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Coulson, etc. that's in the same vein/tone as The Winter Soldier could have been very interesting.
LubedUp - 8/27/2014, 3:36 PM
Hated Lucy, not because of ScarJo, because of the stupid bullcrap story.
SauronsBANE - 8/27/2014, 3:36 PM
"There really are no excuses for all these studios to pass on a female-led comic book movie."

THIS. I don't care if it's Black Widow, Captain Marvel, or Squirrel Girl. It's WAY past time for a comic book movie with a strong female character in the lead. Figure it out, Marvel. And sooner, rather than later.
PAF - 8/27/2014, 3:37 PM
Marvel better answer HER!
TheRationalNerd - 8/27/2014, 3:39 PM
Are people seriously that interested in a Black Widow movie?? Give her a television series or even a Netflix series but honestly if it doesn't push the MCU forward there's no use of it at this point. Why go all the way back for a "prequel" about Widow's dark past!? In that case they might as well make a Hawkeye film as well. They're both secondary characters, (to me) they don't support enough girth to carry their own films. I just don't know...but it's really not going to make or break the MCU.
PAF - 8/27/2014, 3:39 PM
I know some are real salty that Jessica Chastain said this about Scarlett but it's the truth.
Inhuman - 8/27/2014, 3:39 PM
Ummmm no thanks. Black Widow is cool, I like her, and I like Scarlet, but Widow is not solo movie material. A Marvel One Shot, now thats a great idea!

In my mind the only female solo movie that makes sense is Ms. Marvel. Ms. Marvel can fly, shoot lasers, super strength, breathes in space, the whole nine yards. That has movie material written all over it. Just give me Ms. Marvel please
SuperPickle - 8/27/2014, 3:43 PM
Where's Jessica Chastain's Brazzer's movie? That's what I want to know....
superotherside - 8/27/2014, 3:43 PM
Fair point. I'd actually like to see a Black Widow film. Perhaps instead of a pre-sequel though just have flashbacks to explain what happened in Budapest?
Inhuman - 8/27/2014, 3:44 PM
A Black Widow solo film would be a waste of a precious movie slot that can be used for other more interesting and cool characters. I could name you 4 heroes off the top of my head that are more important than Black Widow

Doctor Strange
Black Panther
Ms. Marvel

And those 4 don't even have movies yet. Not to mention theres also Captain America 3, Thor 3, Guardians 2, and Incredible Hulk 2 that have to be accounted for and are more important. Ill say it again, the only Marvel female superhero worthy of a film is Ms. Marvel
gambgel - 8/27/2014, 3:44 PM
Marvel Studios is clearly machist.

They have only done male lead movies, and the only female avenger in 6 year has been Black Widow. Thats an embarrassment.

Where are all the great super heroines Marvel? Where is the first female solo movie?

Everyone keep asking about Ms Marvel, but all they do is talk and not do it. It probably wont come until 2020, wouldnt be surprised.

Marvel should support a female solo movie, and they are taking way too much time, when they have the money and the audience support.
yossarian - 8/27/2014, 3:45 PM
Black Widow is more interesting than Green Lantern.

Jessica Chastain is so hot it hurts.
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