Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has already been the most visible female hero in their film efforts, and soon she’ll appear in three more of Marvel Studios’ Phase 2 films. The character’s background has ben hinted at, and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada promised fans that at the end of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” fans would get an idea for the next phase of Natasha Romanoff’s story. The Black Widow has become Marvel’s first lady, a capable and multi-tiered character that proved she could hang with the big boys in “The Avengers.” Heck, she out espionaged the God of Lies, if that doesn’t solidly Natasha as comics’ biggest lady badass, I don’t know what does. Natasha deserves her own film…An exploration into Natasha’s past can reveal the black ops history of the Marvel Universe. With “Bucky” Barnes along for the ride, “Black Widow” could easily become Marvel’s own James Bond-like franchise, a super spy saga capable of shattering genre expectations.
Honestly, after reading Black Widow by Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto, all arguments for why Natasha couldn’t possibly have a movie should be made invalid and burned in a fire.