Marvel star Scarlett Johansson says she’s pushing for an all-female Marvel Cinematic Universe film, even when her character Black Widow is not included within the movie. Marvel Studios’ MCU celebrated its 10th anniversary final 12 months, with a decade having handed because the franchise launched with Iron Man in 2008. Then, this 12 months the MCU wrapped up the collection’ story so far, known as the Infinity Saga by Marvel, with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Over the last decade since the MCU kicked off, Hollywood has modified and brought main steps ahead by way of illustration and variety, and the franchise has fallen barely behind. In reality, it wasn’t till earlier this 12 months that the MCU obtained its first solo female-led film with Captain Marvel.
Considering Captain Marvel remodeled $1 billion on the worldwide field workplace, it is clear moviegoers are prepared for extra feminine superheroes not solely within the MCU however on the theater on the whole. Though Avengers: Endgame had a enjoyable A-Force second, followers have been clamoring for a full film centered on the MCU’s feminine characters. However, with the MCU’s Phase 4 slate deliberate out via 2021, and nothing confirmed, it’s going to be a while earlier than an A-Force or in any other case female-led Marvel movie will be launched. But followers can relaxation assured figuring out that the celebs of the MCU are persevering with to push for such a film.
Speaking to Variety about her upcoming film Jojo Rabbit, Johansson was requested concerning the prospect of an all-women Marvel film. Johansson says she’s “pushing” for such a movie, although she’s unclear whether or not her character, Natasha Romanoff aka. Black Widow, could be concerned contemplating she was killed off in Avengers: Endgame. However, she’s returning to the MCU and kicking off Phase 4 with the Black Widow solo film, which is about earlier than Avengers: Infinity War within the MCU timeline. Johansson stated:
I don’t know what my future is in that world. Obviously, it’s just a little extra opaque for my character. But that group of actresses is so extremely highly effective and once they come collectively, it’s explosive and unstoppable. So sure, I’m pushing for that. I feel audiences need it and I’m positively one in all them.
Based on Johansson’s reply, she does appear to be downplaying Black Widow’s involvement in a possible A-Force or all-female Marvel film. That is smart because the MCU is introducing extra feminine heroes in Phase 4 – like Jane Foster changing into Thor, Kate Bishop becoming a member of the Hawkeye Disney+ TV present and the Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk collection. So it appears seemingly an all-women film could be set after the occasions of Endgame, making it inconceivable for Johansson’s Black Widow to be included. That’s to not say Marvel could not do an all-female movie set earlier than Infinity War, however it might make much less sense in continuity and fewer feminine characters could be accessible.
Still, it might be a disgrace for an all-female Marvel film to not embrace Black Widow, since she was the primary vital feminine hero of the MCU and the one unique member of the Avengers that is a lady. That stated, Johansson’s character is receiving her personal solo film, which is able to introduce Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, a personality from Marvel Comics who additionally makes use of the Black Widow moniker. So it is attainable for an all-female Marvel film set after Endgame to incorporate Black Widow – simply not Johansson’s Black Widow. For now, although, followers will simply have to attend and see what the MCU has in retailer for Black Widow and the remainder of its feminine superheroes.
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Key Release Dates
- Black Widow (2020) launch date: May 01, 2020
- Eternals (2020) launch date: Nov 06, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) launch date: Feb 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness (2021) launch date: May 07, 2021
- Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (2021) launch date: Jul 16, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) launch date: Nov 05, 2021
- Black Panther 2 (2022) launch date: May 06, 2022