'Black Widow' movie news: Russo Brothers, Clark Gregg talk interest in film


The Marvel Cinematic Universe slowly built up its way to the blockbuster hit “The Avengers,” giving fans a taste of most of the individual heroes in their own standalone movies before bringing them together for the first time on the big screen. However, not every member of the team was given the chance to have their own spotlightincluding Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.

Black Widow appeared in “Iron Man 2” before “The Avengers” and in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” before “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” However, a standalone film for the female superhero has long been talked about but is still nowhere near into coming to fruition.

In an interview, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War,” talked about their interest in directing a possible Black Widow film in the future. Aside from holding in high regard Johansson’s portrayal of the character, the brothers also believe that the character herself has a very rich source material that could translate very well into the big screen, if only it would be given the chance.

“Hell yeah! We love that character!” said Joe Russo. “We find that the character is one of if not the richest character in the Marvel universe. A very complex character, haunted by demons and her understanding of the world is fascinating. I think there is a lot that can be done with that character.”

“And we love Scarlett,” Anthony Russo said.

In a separate interview with Digital Spy, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” main star Clark Gregg said that it would be a “waste” not to have a solo Black Widow film, and that he believes that Marvel won’t let that waste happen.

“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,” Gregg said, who plays Agentbut now Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.Phil Coulson. “If I know Marvel, they won’t let that happen, because she’s too valuable an asset.”