Kevin Feige Confirms Development of a Black Widow Spin-Off
Though we'd previously heard about the potential of a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie from Samuel L. Jackson, we now have word from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige that development has begun on feature that would focus solely on Black Widow, or rather Natasha Romanoff, the character portrayed in Iron Man 2 by Scarlett Johansson. ComingSoon snagged the confirmation at a press conference promoting the upcoming release of the aforementioned Marvel sequel on DVD/Blu-Ray. Feige said, "We've already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts, but The Avengers comes first."
In a perfect world, Marvel would have had time to square away Black Widow either in her own film, or a S.H.I.E.L.D. centric film before The Avengers got off the ground. That way we wouldn't have had to deal with all the set-up convoluting what should have been a knock-out sequel with Iron Man 2. If Columbia wasn't already working on a Spider-Man reboot, the possibility of Marvel Studios bridging Spider-Man with The Avengers in the future by way of Black Widow (since she's very prominent in the web-crawler's comic mythology) would be quite interesting. Either way,we'll get a chance to see the always sexy Scarlett Johansson back in that tight outfit and kicking some asses again when The Avengers rolls around in 2012. Do you guys want to see a Black Widow movie?