Did Chris Evans Just Confirm The Solo Black Widow Movie?

Black Widow

Right now all eyes on the Marvel Cinematic Universe are focused on the smashing success of Black Panther. However, it looks like Chris Evans may have accidentally confirmed another MCU movie we'll be getting down the line. Recently the Captain America actor was asked what he thought of the success of Black Panther and, while singing the praises of Marvel, he said that he thought the studio would see similar responses when they released the first Marvel film to feature a woman in the lead, Captain Marvel. However, he didn't stop there as he mentioned another female superhero in the same breath that isn't confirmed to be starring in her own movie quite yet, Black Widow. In Evans words...

There's nothing [Marvel Studios] can't do, man. And I'm sure it's gonna have the exact same effect when Captain Marvel comes out, and then the Black Widow movie comes out. Marvel just has the winning recipe and they're kind of one step ahead of everybody else.

While fans have been clamoring for Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow to get her movie pretty much ever since the character appeared on screen, it's been only recently that there was any evidence that Marvel was even seriously entertaining the idea. However, the only recent news, and it even it isn't confirmed, is that Marvel has only hired a screenwriter to write a Black Widow film. That's far from confirmation that such a movie will actually come out. However, Chris Evans' comments to ET Canada are far more concrete, he seems to think the movie is happening.

It's possible that he's just being extra positive and assuming that the Black Widow movie will happen without any specific evidence that it will. Of course, as one of Marvel's top actors, it would certainly make sense that he has more information than the rest of us. If Marvel has already given a Black Widow movie the green light behind the scenes, it's possible he would know. If there's any possibility that we might see Evans in the MCU's Phase 4 or beyond, there's a decent chance he could even appear in a Black Widow movie, and so it's possible he's been more involved in this specific project.

Even if there's no specific Black Widow movie currently planned, if Marvel is very high on the idea, and dedicated to making the project happen, Chris Evans might be privy to those feelings. If Marvel wants to make a Black Widow movie, they almost certainly will, even if the specific details of when and how haven't yet been decided. Check out Evans full comments below.

Regardless, Chris Evans is not wrong. Wonder Woman proved that female-led superhero movies are something the audience wants and when Marvel finally debuts Captain Marvel, and hopefully Black Widow too, those films will almost certainly be huge successes.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.