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You have to feel a little bit sorry for Scarlett Johansson. While she has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2010, when she first popped up as Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2, a role she has reprised on four other occasions, we're still no closer to actually having a Black Widow solo movie. It doesn't sound as though we're going to get one anytime soon, too, because Scarlett Johansson has now admitted that any discussions on a solo outing for the character won't take place until after Avengers: Infinity War.
Scarlett Johansson made this admission to MTV News while on the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards, which she attended to present the award for Best Original Song to Justin Hurwitz, Benji Pasek and Justin Paul for their work on La La Land's "City Of Stars." The discussion soon swung the way of Marvel, though, and when she was asked about the chances of a solo Black Widow film happening in the near future, she genuinely looked like she didn't have an answer, before insisting that her thoughts were just on Avengers: Infinity War. Scarlett Johansson remarked:
There always appears to be a problem when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe making a solo Black Widow film. In fact, it always seems to be the first thing that's put on the backburner when a new idea arrives or a film has to make way in the scheduling. While Marvel have never actually confirmed a Black Widow film, their head-honcho Kevin Feige has insisted on numerous occasions that discussions and potential ideas and concepts for the film have been touted.
Kevin Feige even previously admitted that a Black Widow prequel could be on the cards. But in recent years, he has been more adamant that because her role is so integral in the Avengers films they want to continue with a "forward momentum" for the character and "the continuity of the Cinematic Universe." Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson has always been keen on a Black Widow film, but she's left it in the capable hands of Marvel to make the decision. She just probably didn't realize it would take so long.
You can check out Scarlett Johansson's full discussion with MTV while on the glitzy red-carpet for the Academy Awards by clicking below.
Of course, those of you that want to see Scarlett Johansson pummelling people don't have very long to wait at all. That's because she's set to do just that as The Major in Ghost In The Shell, which will be released on March 31, while Avengers: Infinity War will be with us on May 4, 2018.