Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Captain America The Winter Soldier

Marvel Studios has turned unknown characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy into major stars, but we still don’t have a Black Widow movie. It’s a touchy subject, considering Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has told the fans a Widow film is in development for sometime. They have one of the most popular actresses in the world in the role – Scarlett Johansson - who just starred in a superhero-esque action film, Lucy, which became a big surprise hit. You’d think all the boxes are checked, but it still hasn’t happened yet.

The interesting thing is, it almost happened in 2004. Ten years ago, and four years before Marvel Studios hit the scene with Iron Man, X-Men and X2 writer David Hayter wrote a Black Widow movie that was almost made. But Hollywood politics cut it off at the pass. Read the full story below. Read More »

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Neil Marshall Black widow

There’s no shortage of fans who want to see a Black Widow movie, and now we know of at least one qualified person who wants to make one. Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall declares that he’d “love to do a Black Widow movie,” describing the Marvel heroine as “fascinating.” Hit the jump for more of his comments.

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Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Captain America The Winter Soldier

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new deleted/extended scene from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The scene, which would have taken place in the second half of the movie (so, yeah, spoiler warning) features Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) disabling security protocols and dumping S.H.I.E.L.D. data onto the internet. Everything on Hydra, everything on S.H.I.E.L.D. — everything.

This also means that Natasha Romanoff would also be revealing a lot of her own secrets. The secrets tease a look at Black Widow’s Marvel Cinematic Universe backstory. Could it have been seeds for an eventual Black Widow movie prequel? Watch the deleted/extended scene and lets explore the possibilities further after the jump.

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Marvel female superhero movie

This weekend’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the tenth(!) entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it offers up a whole bunch of things we’ve never seen before in the MCU including a walking tree, a talking raccoon, and a one-sided dance-off. But one thing it still doesn’t offer? A lead female superhero.

Over the past few months, Kevin Feige has been fielding more and more questions about whether Marvel Studios might release a female superhero movie. Rumors of a Captain Marvel or Black Widow movie have come and gone. And through it all, Feige’s maintained the same wishy-washy stance.

In his latest interview, he says he “hopes” Marvel will offer a female lead “sooner rather than later.” It’s just that Marvel is just really busy right now. Read Feige’s comments about a Marvel female superhero film after the jump.

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Captain Marvel movie

Fans have long wondered when Marvel Studios would get around to giving a female superhero her own standalone film. Black Widow seems like the natural candidate to go first, since the character has already proven popular in The Avengers and has a meaty supporting role in next month’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

But in a recent interview, Marvel’s Kevin Feige suggested that Black Widow may work too well as a part of the ensemble, to the extent that he’s wondering if moving ahead with another superheroine would make more sense. And while he’s not naming names yet, he acknowledged that there have been “a lot” of discussions about a Captain Marvel picture — which would fit with the rumor that the character will appear in the MCU by 2016. Hit the jump for the latest dirt.

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Winter Soldier Black Widow header

Marvel fans have been clamoring for a Black Widow standalone film for some time now, and at a recent press conference Kevin Feige assured them that the long-gestating project was still in the works. “We’ve got various outlines and ideas of where to take that,” he revealed.

Until those plans solidify, though, Black Widow devotees can take comfort in the fact that the ass-kicking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent has her biggest role yet in the next Marvel release. Hit the jump to watch a new Captain America: The Winter Soldier featurette that’s all about the Black Widow, and to read Feige’s comments on her eventual solo outing.

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Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Avengers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a finely tuned machine. Projects and story arcs are mapped out years in advance, and casting choices are made to last. Even so, real life has a way of mucking things up sometimes, and the latest wrench thrown into Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron plans may be Scarlett Johansson‘s pregnancy.

It was revealed yesterday that the 29-year-old is expecting her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac. And while we wish her and her family all the best, we can’t help wondering how this might affect Black Widow’s future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it looks like we have our answer. Hit the jump to learn all about Marvel’s plans.

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‘Black Widow’ Solo Film Still In Development

Avengers Black Widow

For years, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has said Marvel was interested in giving Black Widow her own film. From the character’s first introduction in Iron Man 2, it was obvious Scarlett Johansson‘s portrayal as the master spy was bigger than a cameo. Her role got bigger in The Avengers, will be even bigger in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and will expand again in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But that might not be the end. In a new interview, Feige confirmed development on a Black Widow film is still ongoing. Read More »

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