black widow

There have been many cries from the Internet that people would like to see a super hero flick that actually features a female lead. The Disney/Marvel universe as it stands doesn’t really make that an easy task. In truth, there’s only one female character that’s even played half a role within the movies thus far – Black Widow. Now, in a recent interview with Total Film magazine, Kevin Feige had a few words to say about Black Widow, her role in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and the development of the universe as a whole. Scroll down to check out what he had to say.

With regards to Black Widow and what we can expect to see from her in terms of her character development, Feige had this to say:

We start filming the next Avengers film at the end of March. [Black] Widow’s part in that is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.

And when speaking of the Marvel universe in general:

We wanted to change the dynamic of the cinematic universe with this film [Captain America: The Winter Soldier]. We wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of Winter Solider 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.

Sounds a little bit like they might be looking to give Widow her own solo flick. And while I’ve got a long list of female leads I’d rather see in their own movie before Black Widow, at least it’s a possibility to finally break the mold.

What say you, Nerd Readers? Give Black Widow her own two hours? Or make room for She-Hulk instead?


Thanks to Total Film for the interview.

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