Back in 2010, Scarlet Johansson made her debut as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 as the first female superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This May 6, we'll get Natasha Romanoff for the fifth time in an MCU flick. She is surely a key character in the universe - for example, she's had a screen time in Avengers: Age of Ultron shorter than just Captain America and Iron Man. Sad but true, the character hasn't been considered that imperative to be given a standalone movie!
Back in April 2015, Scarlett Johansson expressed her desire for a Black Widow solo movie. She also revealed that she met Marvel President Kevin Feige to discuss the matter and found that he, too, shares the same vision.
And now, we have got another one from the MCU who shares the same vision as well! That person is Agents of SHIELD's Phil Coulson cast Clark Gregg. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, he said:
"Black Widow has been around from day one of this and is portrayed with this kind of heavy-hearted ferocity by Scarlett Johansson – who I think is as good as any actor working today."
Not Doing a Black Widow Solo Movie would be A WASTE!
Hardly anyone has a doubt about Scarlett Johansson's acting potential - she's one of the finest actresses in Hollywood today. And the Agents of SHIELD star doesn't think Black Widow, the character, has any less potential. He explained:
"It seems like it would be tragic, it would be a waste, if that character wasn’t given the spotlight in the way that some of the other characters have been. If I know Marvel, they won’t let that happen, because she’s too valuable an asset."
I, personally, wish one of the three untitled MCU Phase Three movies scheduled for 2020 release is a Black Widow solo movie. Unless it's an origin story, there you can put Bruce Banner, aka Hulk, to nourish their romantic relationship that developed in Age of Ultron. That's an unfinished business that needs to be resolved! Marvel can't make a Hulk standalone movie but they can obviously use him on someone else's movie! They are going to use him in the same way in Thor: Ragnarok.
He's Proud of the Female Power in Agents of SHIELD!
Apart from calling for a standalone Black Widow movie, Clark Gregg expressed his pride over the female power in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. He stated:
"Y’know, I have a 13-year-old daughter and one of the things I’m proudest about with our show is that there are very strong, very intelligent women who are just as responsible for SHIELD not being exterminated as Phil Coulson – and that’s not lost on my daughter and her friends."
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