Over the past two years or so, there’s been a movement of sorts among Black Widow fans hopeful for the fan-favorite character to lead her own solo film. They’ve used Twitter to voice their frustration with the #WheresMyBlackWidowMovie hashtag, and they’ve even created online campaigns in hopes of getting Marvel to notice. It got to the point where, during the Marvel fan event in which they revealed the Phase Three line-up, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige had to address the lack of a Black Widow film on the line-up, citing her character as being “too important” elsewhere. Still, this hasn’t stopped fans from hoping to see Black Widow officially announced as an upcoming feature at some point – and it looks as though they’re not alone.
While speaking with the folks at Digital Spy recently, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star, Clark Gregg, said that it would be “tragic” should Marvel Studios not give the character her own film at some point.
“Black Widow has been around from day one of this…” he said. “…and is portrayed with this kind of heavy-hearted ferocity by Scarlett Johansson – who I think is as good as any actor working today.
“It seems like it would be tragic, it would be a waste, if that character wasn’t given the spotlight in the way that some of the other characters have been.”
Gregg also went on to state that he doesn’t think Marvel will allow that to happen given her importance.
“If I know Marvel, they won’t let that happen, because she’s too valuable an asset.”
What does this mean for the possibility of a Black Widow movie? Nothing, unfortunately. Unless Marvel decides to randomly announce a Black Widow film one day out of the blue, it’s just not happening. Thankfully, though, while the film side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a ways to go with developing strong female characters, the television side has been great at doing that – especially Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which Gregg rightfully acknowledged.
“Y’know, I have a 13-year-old daughter and one of the things I’m proudest about with our show is that there are very strong, very intelligent women who are just as responsible for SHIELD not being exterminated as Phil Coulson – and that’s not lost on my daughter and her friends.”
Black Widow can next be seen in Captain America: Civil War, while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for season 3B on ABC this March.
Source: Digital Spy.