A solo Black Widow film has been confirmed my Marvel Studios right before San Diego Comic Con. No concrete details have been released about the film’s creation yet, but it reports confirm that Marvel Studios founded director Cate Shortland is looking for a set.
This film is set to be a sort of prequel to Captain America. While planning this movie, Marvel has met with more than 60 directors before they chose Shortland.
It is expected that Scarlett Johansson will return to play Natasha Romanoff, whom she portrayed the character in Iron Man 2, Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War; spanning over eight years.
Johansson’s portrayal of the former Russian spy has become massively popular among MCU fans. Scarlett has reprise her role in several big features for MCU. Scarlet Johansen has previously made comments about a potential solo movie:
“Yes, I would want to in the right context and for the film to fit where I’m at, where I am in my life. I mean I’ve played this character for a long time. It’s been probably like 8 years or more, and so much has happened in my life, my life as a performer and happened in my life personally. I love playing this character. And I think there is definitely an opportunity to explore the Widow as a woman who has kind of come into her own and is making independent and active choices for herself probably for once in her life. You know she hasn’t always had that possibility so if it fit that criteria then yes I would want to do it.”
We’ll keep you posted as new details as San Diego Comic Con takes place, and hopefully a release date for Black Widow will show!