Scarlett Johansson Would Do a 'Black Widow' Movie if Joss Whedon Directs It

by Zach Seemayer 1:01 AM PDT, April 14, 2015
Playing Scarlett Johansson Would Do a 'Black Widow' Movie if Joss Whedon Directs It

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is poised to become one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, and it's all-star cast are becoming pop-culture icons.

However, while Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America have all had standalone films, the fan favorite Black Widow has been relegated mainly to the role of back-up or sidekick. Would she ever consider her own movie?

Speaking with ET at the star-studded Hollywood premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron on Monday, the Black Widow herself, Scarlett Johansson, opened up about the possibility of starring in a standalone Marvel movie.

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ET's Nancy O'Dell revealed to Johansson that Avengers director Joss Whedon had recently said Black Widow should star in her own film.

"From his lips to Marvel's ears, I guess," Johansson said, laughing. "I'll do it if he'll direct it."

For his part, Whedon has announced that he's stepping away from the Avengers franchise, and that Age of Ultron is going to be his last film associated with the series.

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Whedon reiterated that point on the red carpet. "There is a no win situation. I love the characters and the whole cast. My crew, everybody working at Marvel," he told ET. "I am going to be sad when I go home and sleep. Then I will wake up, still be sad, but I'm going to lie around for a while and be sad instead of rushing."

While a Black Widow movie -- especially one directed by Whedon -- might not come around any time soon, the beloved character is still going to be appearing on screen.

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"I'll be back for Captain America 3 and we start shooting that in like a month or something," Johansson assured ET. "So there will be more Widow!"

Would you watch a Black Widow movie?

Check out the interview for more from Johansson about Avengers: Age of Ultron and her heroic role as the Russian ex-mercenary, Black Widow.