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A Movie Based on Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow Character Is in the Works

After many, many, superhero films starring men, Marvel has committed to a movie based on a female lead
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It’s about time.

After bringing us films like Iron Man, Spiderman, X-Men and Ant-man (have you spotted the common denominator yet?), Marvel has now all but confirmed that it will release a movie based on the female character of Black Widow.

Marvel boss Kevin Feige yesterday told Deadline, 

“We think [The Black Widow] is an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand-alone franchise.”

“Of the characters that you’ve just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.”

A new female-superhero movie is long overdue. Last year fans even launched an international flash mob campaign calling for the Black Widow to get her own movie.

And the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanoff) is an interesting character. Played by Scarlett Johansson, she has appeared in multiple Marvel movies. She’s been in films like Iron Man 2, the Captain Americamovies, and The Avengers series, where audiences got a look at her controversial origin story: a killer ballerina who undergoes forced sterilization.

Will Johansson play her if the film materialises? We hope so.

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