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Joss Whedon Wants To Make The Black Widow Movie

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:42

While Joss Whedon has taken a bit of a break following The Avengers 2, Whedon recently said he would like to return to Marvel.

Well, how about directing the Black Widow movie?

Whedon told IGN (via Yahoo) that he would be all up for it.

“If someone pointed at me and said, ‘Do you want to do a Black Widow movie?’, the answer would be, ‘Duh!’” Whedon said. “For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision… Also, Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard but she just spends most of her time cracking me up, so it would be a fun shoot.” 

Whedon continues with mention that his version of a Black Widow movie would be more of a spy thriller and less of a super hero flick: “...a good, paranoid, John le Carré-on-crack kind of thing.”

Marvel Studios hasn't announced a Black Widow movie yet, and it has left fans shaking their heads as to why.

Scarlett Johansson has proved she can carry her own movie as Lucy was a whopping success and wasn't even a part of the Marvel brand. In addition, Scarett Johansson also happens to be Hollywood's top grossing actress, and she next stars in Ghost in the Shell.

The good news is that Marvel themselves have taken notice and are aware of the potential of a Black Widow movie.

“It’s a no-brainer, right?” Anthony Russo told Collider back in May. “I don’t think [it’ll take] much,” added Joe Russo. “I think it’s just a function of where on the slate it goes. She’s a badass.”

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