Black Widow should have a movie – but she won’t


Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow from "Age of Ultron"

Courtesy Marvel Studios

As much as we all love Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow (though admittedly I was initially skeptical), don’t get attached to the idea that she’ll receive he own movie. Her story’s been told over the course of four movies, with more information coming in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

For Hollywood, that’s enough.

Plus, Marvel Studios has already declared that “Captain Marvel” will be their first solo female lead film.

I cry foul on this, but Widow is in good company. Where’s the “Wonder Woman” solo movie after, I don’t know, nearly seventy-five years? They say it’s coming, but the virtually unknown outside of the geek scene will get a movie before her.

Hell! Catwoman got a movie before Wonder Woman. (If you could call that piece of turd a movie.)

Personally, I’d love to see a $20 million Netflix movie featuring Black Widow, Daredevil and maybe Mockingbird and Hawkeye. Straight up spy thing, no big explosions or crap like that. Old school. Think “The Raid” meets “The Bourne Supremacy.”

But that’s just me thinking out loud.

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