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Why Scarlett Johansson Wants a Black Widow Spin-Off

Why Scarlett Johansson Wants a Black Widow Spin-Off


Scarlett Johansson talks to Marvel about a standalone Black Widow movie “often”. The 31-year-old actress is keen for her character to get her own Black Widow spin-off movie but says it must happen soon because she won’t want to wear the Black Widow’s skin-tight catsuit forever.

Speaking to Variety, she said: “I talked to them about it often. It would have to fit in the idea of where they want to go. I’m invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character. If I did it, I’d have to do it while I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit. I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be. I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances. I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There’s all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of.”

Black Widow Spin-Off

And while Scarlett would like to explore her character’s back story, she is also open to a movie about what happens post-Avengers. She said: “It could be something else. Where do the Avengers go? They are underground. What happens then? What happens after it all falls apart? There are so many ways you can go. I think it would just have to be very much like its own specific thing. It would have to have its own specific vibe. It would have been totally different than any of the other standalone films. I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality.”

Why Scarlett Johansson Wants Black Widow Spin-Off

Iron Man 2 featured the first appearance of Johansson’s Black Widow, and despite the abundance of superhero films produced by 2010 (and the growing cross-gender appeal of comic book culture) – it’s no surprise to us that Black Widow was, at the time, the first significant heroine. So why haven’t we seen a Black Widow spin-off yet? What it really comes down to is jus that Hollywood hasn’t had faith in strong female characters. We hope that next year’s Wonder Woman will change that.

Until then, all we can offer fans is Saturday Night Live‘s comical version of what that a spin-off could look like.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!


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