The Avengers recently began production in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye will both be featured as part of this superhero ensemble, and Marvel president Kevin Feige recently indicated that they both may receive their own spin-off movies, along with a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie.
Here's what the Marvel executive had to say.
"There's no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett about what a Widow movie could be. Internally we've also started thinking what a 'Hawkeye' movie could be, how we could continue to explore the organization S.H.I.E.L.D., which has a pretty big part in Thor, smaller parts in the two Iron Man films and has a giant part in The Avengers. [So it's like], what would a stand-alone S.H.I.E.L.D. be like? It all goes back to the comics. Sometimes the answer is-when looking at a certain run of issues- 'no way' and sometimes the answer is 'maybe, let's continue to explore it' and certainly with Hawkeye and Black Widow those are two that we're exploring."
Kevin Feige made similar comments last month when he confirmed sequels to both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. He also discussed the possibility of an Invaders spin-off, a group which appears briefly in Captain America: The First Avenger.
"We sort of [pause], touch-upon them in Captain America. So right now, there's nothing yet. We'll see how Cap does."