Scarlett Johansson Says the Possibility of a 'Black Widow' Film Relies on Timing
Marvel fans have been asking about a Black Widow solo film for a number of years. The character, played by Scarlett Johansson, has played a mainstay role in the franchise, and has probably appeared in more Marvel films as the character than anyone else across the board. Kevin Feige himself has said that it's a project he'd like to get going.
Johansson has said that "it's just a case of timing" when asked why it hasn't happened yet. Speaking with Total Film, she said "I’ve talked to Kevin Feige about it. We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself. Marvel has a really huge roster. They’re looking four years ahead. I also have a lot of things that I want to do. If I did it, I would dedicate myself completely to making it amazing. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be. Otherwise, I would never do it.
Feige has said in the past that the studio is completely committed to making the film happen, so there's some promise there. Black Widow isn't on the Marvel slate that runs up to 2019, so the soonest we will see this happen is in 2020. Three unannounced films have been set for that year, but it seems Johansson is only getting busier by the year.