Now this isn’t a definitely that it’s going to happen, buy there’s a finished script for a Black Widow solo movie, should Marvel Studios and Disney decide that that’s a viable option.
Ever since Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow first appeared back in Iron Man 2, there’s been regular talk of the character getting her own film. In fact, David Hayer, who worked on the screenplays for X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen, was attached to write and director a Widow-centric film a few years ago. Speaking to Latino Review, he’s been giving an update on the project.
He revealed, “For Black Widow, I wrote a script ten years ago and I was attached to direct it then. Then a few female action movies came out and they didn’t do very well. And the movie got shelved. It’s on IMDb and I’m going to talk to Marvel about possibly re-igniting that project. It really depends on Marvel and what they want to do with that character. So that’s the status of that right now.”
As alluded to by Hayer, there’s is a Black Widow movie listed on IMDb, with him attached to direct and Johansson attached to star. Of course, IMDb isn’t always accurate with this stuff, so don’t read too much into that listing. Still, at least we now know that there is definitely a script in place if a Widow movie was to be considered a good option.
Adding to the chances of the film happening, Marvel have wanted to do a strong female-led movie for years, with talk even arising of a Carol Danvers movie, plus DC are going to be doing a Wonder Woman film in the next couple of years, and then there’s the earlier reveal that Marvel and Disney currently have SEVEN slots reserved for unnamed projects.