Outside of a few supporting roles for women here and there, the comic book movie genre has been a complete boys club since its inception. In fact, blockbuster movies in general treat women more like plot devices to make male characters more heroic, rather than writing their roles with respect and creativity.
Thankfully, it looks like Marvel is trying to change that because in a recent interview with Total Film (via MTV), Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that in addition to learning more about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers 2, a solo movie has also been talked about.
When talking about the potential plot of a solo film, Feige said, "We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film.” He continued, “The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that."
Obviously Marvel has a ton of projects in development, and it’s possible that a Black Widow movie will never move beyond that point. However, with Warner Bros. looking to turn Gal Gadot into a solo star as Wonder Woman eventually, maybe the House of Ideas is looking to be the first out of the box with a female superhero movie.
Until then, fans can look forward to seeing more of the Black Widow when Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4.