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Anthony & Joe Russo Would Be Interested In Black Widow Movie

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:07


If Marvel Studios was ever to make a Black Widow solo movie, would Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors behind Captain America: Civil War, be interested?

You betcha.

Anthony and Joe Russo were asked about a Black Widow movie while doing press for the Chinese. Here is what they had to say:

"Hell, yeah. We love that character," Joe Russo responded.

"And we love Scarlett [Johansson]," Anthony Russo added.

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

Regarding Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War, Anthony Russo said:

"Her and Captain America, I think their relationship came to a very intersting place in The Winter Soldier. They developed a trust of one another that was really intersting. One of our favorite parts of that movie was the relationship between him and her. And so because they have such a thick emotional relationship, yes, in Civil War, of course we are going to use that. She has a very important role in Civil War, it's a very complicated role in Civil War, and it goes very much to the heart of the relationship of her and Captain America.

"Captain America: Civil War" has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.