If you’re a fan of Scarlett Johansson’s appearances in Marvel Studio’s films as the SHIELD agent codenamed Black Widow, you’re in for a treat, as reports are stating we are going to be seeing much more of her character in the future.
In addition to having a much larger role in this spring’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but that bigger role will carry over into 2015’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Previously, we have been told that Winter Soldier will be the film from Marvel’s “Phase Two” that will most strongly feed into Age Of Ultron, so the carryover for Black Widow doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Speaking with Total Film (via CBM), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says that additional screen time in Age Of Ultron won’t be just taken up with action sequences but will delve into the character’s only previously hinted at background.
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.
Marvel has been very open that they have been exploring the possibility of solo films for a number of their characters. And the idea that there has been “some development” on a Black Widow film is exciting in that despite being in a boom time for superhero films, we still haven’t had one which featured a super heroine as its lead.
But not all of the properties that Marvel has been developing are destined for the big screen anytime soon, if ever. Remember that at various times we have heard about Dr. Strange, Black Panther, the Inhumans and the Runways have all been confirmed as being developed by Marvel as possible films and we still have yet to hear of any concrete confirmation that any of these projects are going forward.