Predicting 15 Comic Book Movies Announced In 2018

15. Black Widow

Avengers Infinity War Black Widow
Marvel Studios

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have accomplished many fantastic things, but it's pretty embarrassing that their first female-led standalone movie will release almost 11 years after the franchise started, with next year's Captain Marvel.

Fans have been clamouring for a Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) solo movie ever since her introduction in 2010's Iron Man 2, and though Kevin Feige has typically given pretty vague, wishy-washy responses when asked, there has been some recent forward-momentum.

Though Black Widow hasn't been formally confirmed for her own film yet, it's been widely reported that screenwriter Jac Schaeffer is already working on the movie, said to be a prequel, and Marvel Studios is currently shopping around for a director.

While Marvel Studios won't be attending San Diego Comic-Con this summer and there have been rumours that they may not announce any new movies until post-Avengers 4, revealing a Black Widow prequel movie would nevertheless be a safe choice if they wanted to announce something without showing their hand for the future.

With even the DC Extended Universe already getting a successful female superhero movie out of the gate, Marvel desperately needs to get the ball rolling on this one. This is the year.

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