If you’re a fan of RetroEnt (duh, of course you are), you’ll know that we love all things Marvel. Sure, you could say that we’re geeks, but we prefer the term ‘Super Geeks.’ Thanks to this obsession, we’ve watched all of the Marvel movies at least 156 times, and we know all of the characters inside and out. In recent years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has *basically* taken over the world, with new and exciting movies and spin-offs each year. Although our favorite superheroes come together for the likes of The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, Stan Lee and co. also like to give their characters their own time to shine. We’ve seen Thor battle Ragnarok with an old friend by his side, we’ve seen Wonder Woman take a trip back to World War 2, we’ve seen Doctor Strange recover from a nasty accident, and we’ve even seen Iron Man get his smart on. However, we’ve been missing a certain someone from this list…
Yep, after years of elite foreign intelligence training, martial arts moves and even a few ballerina poses once in a while, Black Widow still hasn’t been given her own movie – and we’re not too happy about it. After all, she has previously appeared in the likes of Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldiers, Spider-Man: Homecoming and many more, so why hasn’t she been given the same opportunities as the rest of the Marvel clan?! Well, it seems that the big bosses of Marvel have heard are pleas, and are now in talks to give Black Widow her own movie.
According to reports, the recent success of Wonder Woman has allowed Marvel decision-makers to see the light, and realize the full potential of the female superhero (there is a debate as to why it has taken SO LONG for this to happen, but that’s for another day *winks*). In fact, Variety have noted that a solo Black Widow movie is ‘still in very early development, as the film has no greenlight.’ Nevertheless, it is believed that Marvel have brought on a writer for the new standalone movie, in the form of Jac Schaeffer!
Although there is a chance this movie won’t come to fruition, hiring a writer is a major hint towards a confirmed movie in the future. Alongside this, it’s believed that top Marvel executives and Jac Schaeffer have met with Scarlett Johansson herself to talk about the movie, and how they want to go about it. In our eyes, this is pretty solid proof that Scarlett may FINALLY be the leading lady. This makes us very happy.