Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) debut in Iron Man 2 was a bit underwhelming but Joss Whedon made her exciting when she got an increased role in The Avengers. She’s now one of the leads in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it looks like the character is going to keep getting bigger as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues. For The Winter Soldier, co-star Chris Evans tells Total Film, “Black Widow’s whole arc [in The Winter Soldier] is coming to terms with her history – that she’s been a spy, and spies aren’t necessarily trustworthy.” That sounds like a good arc, but it looks like it will only be a starting place for the studio’s plans.
Hit the jump for Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talking about her part in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and where they might take Black Widow from there.
“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.”
On the one hand, it’s not too surprising that there’s some “development work”. That’s nothing even close to pre-production, but it sounds like brainstorming ideas for what you could do in a Black Widow solo picture, and I’m glad it’s even under consideration. I also like the Age of Ultron will be building on what we know about Black Widow so far, and that she won’t be getting shoved aside to make way for the new characters.