There has been a lot of talk about a standalone movie for The Black Widow lately, but guess what? We're more likely to see a solo adventure for Captain Marvel first.
Marvel Studios figure head Kevin Feige, who must be suffering from question fatigue after a long week of Captain America: The Winter Soldier press conferences, was once again asked about Scarlett Johansson getting her own Marvel movie, and this time, instead of saying the story was being worked on, and that it's a huge possibility, he revealed that we're more likely to see another female centric movie first, before assassin Natasha Romanova removes herself from the boys club that is Marvel's The Avengers.
Kevin Feige wants the first female-only movie to feel fresh, something he won't achieve after Black Widow has already been a prominent fixture and part of the main story arc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
"Frankly if we do The Black Widow movie after Avengers: 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. People would say 'She's already a big giant superhero!' But if we had a great idea, we'd do it....I like the idea if we're going to do a [female lead] do a new one. Do a wholly new character, do an origin story."
That's when he revealed that origin story would most likely belong to Captain Marvel.
"We've talked a lot about [Captain Marvel]. I think that would be very cool."
I think [Black Widow] has a central leading role in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier]. What people are really saying is "When are you doing a standalone female superhero movie?" The answer is: I don't know. We only do two a year, we know more or less what's coming up through '16/'17. With Widow what's great is the interaction with all the team members, and the question is whether we want to pluck her out of that.
I'm very proud of the way the Marvel movies handle the female characters who are in all the movies we are making, as opposed to feeling the pressure of 'When are you doing a female movie?' We're exploring a lot of Widow, and that's going to continue with Avengers: Age of Ultron in a big way."
Captain Marvel has gained a rise in popularity in recent years, after a revival in the comics saw former Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers promoted to Captain, the moniker of the former Kree superhero. She now wears a revamped costume to honor the name change. Danvers often struggles with the legend of the first Captain Marvel, an alien soldier sent to earth to observe its developing space program, only to ultimately side with the humans and fight off intergalactic threats.