Even with all of the Avengers films on Marvel and Disney’s slate, Johansson is still interested in a standalone Black Widow movie. The topic has come up repeatedly over the years, and most recently, she opened up about the prospect in an interview with Variety.
“I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances,” Johansson told the publication. “I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line.”
The superhero’s origins, in particular, seem like an interesting place to start, the actress shared. “She’s got a really rich origins story,” Johansson said. “There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. … You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of.”
Johansson called a prequel a “possibility,” but she doesn’t think it’s the only option. She mentioned some other avenues, namely, if the Avengers were to fall apart. It all sounds intriguing, but first, the project needs to get off the ground — and sooner rather than later.
“If I did it, I’d have to do it while I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit,” Johansson said. “I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.”
Fans may be able to help speed things along. “I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality,” Johansson said.
You heard the lady: Start clamoring for a Black Widow movie!