Joss Whedon expresses interest in Black Widow solo film

Although The Avengers was wildly successful, both critically and commercially, its follow-up, Avengers: Age of Ultron, couldn’t quite live up to it’s predecessor. Joss Whedon, director of both films, has expressed frustration, exhaustion and dissatisfaction with the Avengers sequel, which influenced him to part ways with Marvel Studios to focus on other project. Considering this, it seemed highly unlikely that Whedon would return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, IGN spoke with Whedon at San Diego Comic-Con where he expressed an interest to return to the MCU to shoot a Black Widow solo film.

“I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision,” Whedon explained. “When you get into your ‘Superman’ territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing and [you can] really do a spy thriller. Like really do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. That would be really fun.”

It’s pretty obvious that Whedon likes the character and the idea for a film. But how does he feel about the actress?

“Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard, but she just spends most of her time cracking me up, so it would be a fun shoot.”

There’s no concrete plans yet, but apparently a Black Widow movie is being considered and it seems like Whedon would be a pretty great fit to direct. Although, if it’s anything like a  John le Carré story, people may be lost after the first five minutes.

Source: IGN (via

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Glen has been reading comic books and playing video games his whole life. His unhealthy passion, however, is for film. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada.

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