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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