Captain America’s superpowers apparently don’t extend to keeping secrets. During a recent press tour, Chris Evans revealed that a Black Widow solo movie, likely starring Scarlett Johansson, is on its way. Evans was speaking via video to ET Canada about Black Panther and its box office success. Evans said that Marvel can do no wrong and that its success will continue with the Captain Marvel movie, as well as Black Widow.
A rumor made official
Variety reported in January that work on a Black Widow movie was underway with writer Jan Schaeffer. Schaeffer is best known for her spec script, The Shower, a screenplay that made the Black list and which centers around a baby shower interrupted by aliens. However, this is the first official confirmation we’ve had after a long period of Marvel stars and fans discussing the possibility of a Black Widow solo movie. Now, suddenly it’s a case of when, rather than if.
Ask and you shall get
Ever since her first appearance as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 in 2010, Johansson has continued to play the superhero aka Natasha Romanov in the Marvel series. Despite her being popular with fans, Johansson’s appearances have thus far been limited to ensemble movies, or at best, co-lead with male actors. As the lone female Avenger (until Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015), fans have been persistently in their request for a Black Widow solo movie.
Marvel can do no wrong
The Marvel series has been such a phenomenon on the big screen that it’s difficult to see it fail in anything it decides to put out. Its success hasn’t been limited to movies, either, with its range of merchandise performing consistently well. Among the company’s next series of moves is a product that it’s been teasing for quite some time: the upcoming Avengers video game The online 3rd-person action game will likely appease fans when it’s eventually released, with all of the heroes likely present: Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, and more. There’s even a Black Widow slot game through Realmoney.ca, dedicated to the female Avenger. The site reviews online casinos and slot games, so the game has been thoroughly vetted. Fans simply need to click here for more info and to start playing the Black Widow slot game, with welcome bonuses and free spins. Of course, Black Widow is no stranger to spins.
The unofficial Avenger
Meanwhile, the upcoming Red Sparrow movie from 20th Century Fox, based on a Jason Matthews spy novel and starring Jennifer Lawrence, has prompted comparisons with Black Widow. Like the female Avenger, Red Sparrow is about a high-trained, beautiful Russian agent who experienced hell in order to transform into a superhuman killing machine. Unlike Black Widow, however, Sparrow falls madly in love with an American spy, as opposed to a scientist who exposed himself to gamma radiation.
Evans praises Johansson
Evans previously added fuel to the fire of a possible Black Widow movie during an interview in April last year. He waxed enthusiastic as to how much money it would make and praised Johansson as an actress. While there is yet no confirmation or release date for a Black Widow solo movie just yet, Marvel fans can see Natasha kick butt in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.