Scarlett Johansson told reporters on Thursday that she was interested in seeing a Black Widow standalone movie. Johansson plays Black Widow -- better known as Natasha Romanova -- in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there has been much discussion about the character receiving her own film.
"If you want to see a Black Widow spin-off movie, then I want to see it," Johansson said on the red carpet for the London premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." "We'll see. We will put the request into Marvel tomorrow."
Whether Black Widow gets her own movie, even after that request, is still up for debate. In an interview with Badass Digest, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said nothing was set in stone because producing a Black Widow movie might not make the societal impact that everyone would want.
"Frankly if we do a Black Widow movie after 'Age of Ultron,' when she’s been central in three or four movies I don’t think we’d get the quote unquote credit for it," Feige said when asked if Black Widow made sense as the studio's "first standalone female hero." "People would say, 'She’s already a big giant superhero!' But if we had a great idea, we'd do it."
In an earlier interview with Coming Soon, Feige stressed that any Black Widow movie would have to make sense within the larger Avengers story the studio is telling.
"We've got various outlines and ideas of where to take that," Feige said. "The question really is, 'When will we take her out of the ensemble and have her do her own thing?' As you saw in ['Captain America: The Winter Soldier'], as you'll see in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' she's really the key to so much of the plot development."
As Feige noted, Johansson plays a big role in the "Captain America" sequel, and will see similar action in the second "Avengers" film.
"Everything for 'Avengers 2' -- we're full steam ahead," Johansson, who is reportedly pregnant, told HuffPost Entertainment in a recent interview. "We start shooting in three weeks and I'm stunt training and we're good to go. [...] Everything is going just fine. The Black Widow always wins and will continue to."
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is out on April 4.