Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has said that they're committed to giving Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) her very own stand-alone movie.
Talking to Deadline, Feige said that out of all the Marvel characters that have not received their own stand-alone films, Black Widow was the one Marvel was most committed to exploring. Feige said that despite Marvel's lineup of movies being set through 2019, Black Widow was one of the main characters they were considering after Joe and Anthony Russo's final Avengers movie.
"The one creatively and emotionally we are most committing to doing is Black Widow," Feige said. "We think she's an amazing character. She's a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand-alone franchise."
Feige added that they adored Johansson as Black Widow and would want to do the stand-alone movies with her. Johansson made her debut as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and has been a staple of the franchise ever since, starring in The Avengers and Captain America films.
Johansson has been vocal in the past about wanting her own movie, and has received support from fellow cast members Robert Downey Jr. and Clark Gregg, who both questioned why she didn't already have one.
Most recently, Johansson played the character in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently playing in theaters worldwide.