Civil War Writers Think Black Widow Is Ready For Her Own Movie

Photo: Marvel
Photo: Marvel

Now that Captain America: Civil War has come out and we have quite a bit of time until the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next film (Doctor Strange in November) everyone has a lot of time on their hands to talk about the what ifs and the maybes.

And the number one topic of discussion – as it always is, who are we kidding – is the possibility of a Black Widow movie.

This has probably been the film (tv show, short series, ANYTHING) fans have most wanted to see come out of the Marvel movies and it just hasn’t seemed to pick up any steam; well until now that is.

Civil War screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus think that her character is definitely ready for a solo film, especially now that we’ve seen her develop in The Winter Soldier and Civil War

“That character’s journey, over her various appearances, is one coming out of the shadows and into the light,” McFeely and Markus said in an interview with TheWrap. “We met her as Natalie Rushman, a spy in Tony Stark’s camp, then she joins SHIELD and at the end of ‘Winter Solider’ leaks all these secrets. She’s out as a good guy, and this is what it means to take on the responsibility of leadership.”

I’m pretty sure Black Widow was ready for her own movie right after the first Avengers if we’re being honest here but to each their own.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Kevin Feige spoke about the possibility of a Black Widow movie after the current line up of MCU flicks have been completed and he said Marvel Studios was “certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.”

I screamed when I read that, did you?

There are just so many routes Marvel can take with a Black Widow movie; the character is so complex and full of amazing stories that shape her character. Why stop at one movie when we could have an entire series!

I’m hoping that one day we’ll find out what actually happened in Budapest.

See Black Widow in action in Captain America: Civil War out now.

Melissa LoParco
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