You may have heard the news already, but if you haven’t, Variety reports that Marvel Studios is moving ahead with a Black Widow movie – well ahead of Warner Bros. stand alone Wonder Woman movie.
According to the feature article at Varity, while Black Widow will have a role in the movie, it is the exploration of the character that demands a stand alone flick.
“(Black) Widow’s part in that is very big,” Feige said. “We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.”
Keep in mind development work does not mean that Marvel Studios is ready to lens the project, that everyone is on board, or that a script has even been developed. Still, this seems further along than a standalone Wonder Woman movie, as the last time we heard from WB the word was that Gal Gadot had signed to play Wonder Woman in a solo flick. At least Marvel Studios seems to have a solid notion of what to do with Black Widow.