Scarlett Johansson will be appearing on screen for the third time as Marvel‘s Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Last month we began to hear talk that Black Widow, the standalone film, was finally in the works over at Marvel Studios. Hit the jump to see what studio prez Kevin Feige had to say about the project today:
Feige was at a press conference promoting Captain America: The Winter Soldier today and spoke about the proposed film:
I think the idea would be great. We’ve got various outlines and ideas of where to take that. As Scarlett already said, there’s a big element that explores her back story in an upcoming Marvel feature. The question really is, ‘When will we take her out of the ensemble and have her do her own thing?’ As you saw in [‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’], as you’ll see in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ she’s really the key to so much of the plot development.
Black Widow is, thus far, the only female Avenger to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe–and basically the only female Marvel hero to have developed any kind of on-screen presence. If we can’t have more female heroes at the moment, then it would at least be nice to give the only one they have the proper respect and let her move from supporting role to star.
Black Widow will next appear on the silver screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is scheduled to premiere internationally on March 26th, and in North America April 4th.