Date: 10th May 2016

Black Widow movie gets firm commitment from Marvel boss.

Kevin Feige says Scarlett Johansson’s character is favoured for a standalone film in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Marvel Studios hope to confirm a Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson as the hard-kicking superhero, according to a new interview with its president, Kevin Feige.

Speaking to Deadline, Feige said the Disney-owned studio saw the former Shield agent as a key candidate for a forthcoming solo outing, ahead of fellow Avengers Falcon, War Machine and Hawkeye.

"We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 counting Civil War, through to the end of 2019," said Feige. "Where we go beyond that are ongoing discussions that we’ll focus on in the next few years because we have a lot to do before then I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow."

He added: "We think she’s an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise."

Source: Press Release