With the latest Marvel movie, “Captain America: Civil War” still drawing big box office numbers, Marvel president Kevin Feige has admitted that they are already looking forward to the future, particularly with one of the Avengers heroes in Black Widow. According to Feige, Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson is an “amazing character” and that she could possibly star in a solo film
“We’ve announced the next nine movies, ten counting Civil War, through the end of 2019. Where we go beyond that are ongoing discussions that we’ll focus on in the next few years because we have a lot to do before then,” Feige said to deadline.com about Scarlett Johansson and the Black Widow Marvel character.
“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…We think she’s 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 standalone franchise.”
As noted by comingsoon.net, Marvel Studios has only one “female-led feature” on tap the next few years with the Captain Marvel movie on scheduled for release Mar 8, 2019.
Feige also commented on a possible solo Hulk movie starring Mark Ruffalo:
“Well, those are contractual things that I’m not entirely attuned to. Disney and Universal would need to come to an agreement to allow Marvel to do a stand-alone Hulk film for Disney. What’s so great, and as you just said, Ruffalo lights up any room he’s in, any Twitter feed he’s engaged in and any movie that he’s in,” Feige said of the Hulk movie and Ruffalo.
“It’s just a great pleasure to have him in The Avengers films and as you know his next appearance will be in Thor: Ragnarok, which is a whole other type of fun Hulk adventure for him that we can’t wait to get started on.”
Here’s the rest of the schedule for the Marvel movies after Captain America: Civil War:
November 4: Doctor Strange
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
July 7: Spider-Man: Homecoming
November 3: Thor: Ragnarok
February 16: Black Panther
May 4: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1
July 6: Ant-Man and the Wasp
March 8: Captain Marvel
May 3: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2
No specific word on when the Scarlett Johansson as ‘Black Widow’ planned Marvel movie will be released or if it will be inserted from 2016 to 2019 or afterwards.
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