As Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says, “We’ve already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts, but The Avengers comes first.” Nerdy stuff, we admit, but there is something important about the announcement.
A Black Widow movie would mark the first solo-screen feature for a major female comic-book superhero since 2005's disappointing Elektra. The conversation about the lack of strong female characters in the multibillion-dollar superhero space has been growing louder and louder each year. Despite Warner Bros. multiple attempts to get a Wonder Woman film off the ground, it seems Marvel will beat them to the punch. It'll be a great opportunity to see if the prevailing Hollywood wisdom that audiences just don't want a woman-led, comic-book spectacle is wrong (and a good chance to see ScarJo do karate). In short, good news all around. (Variety)