Actress Scarlett Johansson will be featured in this stand-alone film that will focus entirely on the Avenger super-heroine.
Marvel Studio kingpin Kevin Feige told gathered reporters that his desire to bring Black Widow to the forefront has been a long time coming and that soon after the release of Iron Man 2 he began discussions with Johansson about the idea of a solo movie.
Marvel still has two Avenger character films to be released before serious work on a Black Widow vehicle can be tackled full bore. On April 4, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit theaters worldwide followed by The Avengers: Age of Ultron sometime in 2015. In both these upcoming features Black Widow will be a prominent character giving more of her backstory and setting the stage for her own movie.
“We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from,” stated Feige when referring to Black Widow in the upcoming Age of Ultron release.