The demand for a Black Widow solo movie has been extremely high for years now, but after five different appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character played by Scarlett Johansson still hasn’t received her own big screen adventure. Kevin Feige has previously indicated that it could happen, but now the actress has weighed on on it becoming a reality.

“I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances, Johansson explained. “I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There’s all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of.”

Asked whether a Black Widow movie could potentially serve as a prequel of sorts delving into her past with characters like Hawkeye and The Winter Soldier, the actress expressed an interesting in that sort of story. “It’s a possibility. There’s plenty of back story. Or not. It could be something else. Where do the Avengers go? They are underground. What happens then? What happens after it all falls apart? There are so many ways you can go. I think it would just have to be very much like its own specific thing. It would have to have its own specific vibe. It would have been totally different than any of the other standalone films.”

That all sound great, but what do we need to do to make it happen? It sounds like the ball is still very much in Marvel’s court, but Johansson remains optimistic. “I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality. I talked to them [Marvel] about it often. It would have to fit in the idea of where they want to go. I’m invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character. If I did it, I’d have to do it while I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit. I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.”

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