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Scarlett Johansson Still Talking to Marvel About a Black Widow Movie, and She’s Got Some Ideas

And we'd watch any and all of them.


Scarlett Johansson is in the current “Power of Women” issue of Variety, not only because of her Hollywood clout, but because of her work with Planned Parenthood. And of course, she was asked for her take on what a Black Widow movie should be.

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Variety asked her if there would even be a Black Widow movie at all. “I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances,” she replied. “I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There’s all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of.”

While she acknowledges that a Black Widow movie could be an origin story, Johansson also makes the case that it could be just about anything else. She would very much like to see a Black Widow movie be its own thing. “There are so many ways you can go,” she says. “I think it would just have to be very much like its own specific thing. It would have to have its own specific vibe. It would have been totally different than any of the other standalone films. I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality.”

Um….yes. We want it.

So, is Marvel actually making moves on this? Apparently so! “Yeah, of course. I talked to them about it often,” says Johansson. “It would have to fit in the idea of where they want to go. I’m invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character.” However, Marvel had better get a move on: “If I did it, I’d have to do it while I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit,” she says. “I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.”

Then again, does Natasha have to be in a catsuit at all times? I think a truly revolutionary Black Widow movie would involve an evolution of her look that may or may not involve that aesthetic. It would be cool to watch Black Widow be a badass while focusing on the weapons in her arsenal other than her sexuality.

What would you want from a standalone Black Widow movie?

(via, image via Marvel Entertainment)

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Teresa Jusino
Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.

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