Let’s start off with the facts:
We want a Black Widow movie. We need a Black Widow movie. Supposedly it’s on the table to happen, but when and HOW is the big question. That means, right now, we don’t have ANY Black Widow movie.
Amazingly, that might soon change.
Over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the guy who brought the Avengers to life (and not just that, also created Buffy, Dollhouse, AND Firefly), Joss Whedon, happened to mention that if given the opportunity, he’d love the chance to bring Black Widow to the big screen.
Pause to freak out for a few seconds.
“If someone pointed at me and said, ‘Do you want to make a Black Widow movie?’ The answer would be ‘Duh.'” Whedon explained to IGN, “For two reasons, I think that character [of Black Widow is] very interesting, and very earth bound. So it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of [with characters like Thor and Vision]. When you get into your ‘Superman’ territory, it’s harder to maintain that gritty action. She’s got that kind of thing, and [I’d] do a spy thriller. A good, paranoid, spy thriller. That would be really fun.”
Then, getting us even more on board, Whedon gushed about ScarJo for a few seconds.
“Also, Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard, but she just spends most of her time cracking me up [on set]. So it would be a fun shoot.”
DO YOU HEAR THAT, WORLD? Someone fast-track a Black Widow movie, and give Whedon the keys to the Black Widow kingdom. If you don’t know anything about Whedon, let’s start with something super basic: He loves strong, powerful female characters, and he’s brought so many of them to life (ahem, Buffy, just to name one of a dozen).
A Black Widow movie is something we’ve long been dreaming of, so hopefully with Whedon’s powerful Marvel-action-female-driven voice, it finally becomes a reality. Even if he doesn’t direct it, it sounds like he can push it in the right direction towards the big screen.