You all know it and so do the executives at Marvel Studios… Scarlett Johansson is super sexy as the Black Widow. Even before the Internet leaked those spank bank pics of Scarlett, or news that she would return as Natasha Romanoff for Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, fans have always wanted Black Widow solo movie to call their own.
Marvel has openly expressed their interest in making multiple films for the big three- Iron Man, Thor and Captain America– and each on their way to sequel or threequel status, but lesser members of the super roster have yet to have their spotlight shine. Well, it looks like Johannson is ready to lace up the spandex once again for her own feature length spinoff:
“I love playing the Widow. I think she’s got a very interesting past, a lot of storylines to explore, and certainly Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios’ president] loves that character … I think that Marvel has a very personal relationship with their fans, and I think if the fans want it, and the audience wants it, nothing’s impossible. I would love to explore that option as well. Like I said, I love the character and it would be nice to see something nice and gritty.”
Sharing screen time with fellow Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth is nice, but a pure spy feature for one of the few Avengers without unlimited funds or the power of a god would be awesome. Maybe even explaining the past relationship between Natasha and fellow S.H.I.E.L.D agent Hawkeye, played by Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol star Jeremy Renner, would sell a script or two in the process. Guess we’ll have to wait and see how The Avengers does in theaters, as if we don’t already know.