More Black Widow in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' + Her Own Movie Soon?
by Ethan Anderton
February 13, 2014
In April, we'll see plenty of Black Widow action when Scarlett Johansson joins Chris Evans for the Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, unlike her first go round in The Avengers, apparently Joss Whedon's follow-up The Avengers: Age of Ultron will feature the bad ass character in a very big role, one that will give us some more insight into Nathasha Romanoff as a character. Kevin Feige recently spoke with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie) and said, "We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film." But that might not be all.
Feige adds this nice little tease for fans who might want to see more of Romanoff in action down the road, "The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that." There have been rumblings of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting their own movie exploring the exploits of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his team, which just happens to include Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Johansson's Natasha Romanoff, but no concrete plans have surfaced. We'd love to see a movie about Barton and Romanoff's past missions since they were hinted at in The Avengers.
Of course, it'll be interesting to see what happens to the Marvel universe after Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters. The latest trailer hints at some pretty big moves regarding S.H.I.E.L.D. becoming a little too nosy and protective for their own good. Feige himself said this sequel will definitely shake things up as we head towards The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Feige explains:
"We wanted to change the dynamic of the cinematic universe with this film. We wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of 'Winter Soldier' than it is at the beginning. Therefore, when we meet the Avengers at the top of 'Age of Ultron,' it's a very different landscape than we left them at the end of the first film. Partially that's because we love the rhythm that the comic books have developed. Each of the characters appear in their runs, occasionally they get together for a big event or crossover series, they part again, and then they come back together again."
Keep in mind that there's still one more Phase Two film arriving before this section of the Marvel universe comes to a close with The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st, 2015. Later this summer, Guardians of the Galaxy will make their debut, and we're pretty sure whatever action and adventure that ragtag team of heroes will see far out in space will have some sort of effect on the Marvel universe. The first trailer for James Gunn's film that arrives between the Captain America and The Avengers sequels should be arriving soon so stay tuned. What do you think is in store for the Marvel universe.