When Scarlett Johansson joined Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and the rest of the "Avengers" cast on stage at this year's Comic-Con, her presence confirmed longstanding rumors that Black Widow would have a featured role in Marvel Studios' crown jewel.
But the sultry S.H.I.E.L.D. agent isn't stopping there. During a press conference held for the "Iron Man 2" Blu-ray and DVD release, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that there are plans in the works for a "Black Widow" spinoff movie.
"We've already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts," Feige told reporters, adding one very important caveat: "'The Avengers' comes first."
Based on Feige's words, "Black Widow" could play a big role in Marvel's currently secretive film plans for after "The Avengers." In the past, Feige has mentioned that movies based on "Iron Fist," "Doctor Strange" and "Black Panther" are also possibilities once "Avengers" wraps up. Between those films, the proposed "Black Widow" solo movie and the currently developing "Runaways," Marvel's post-"Avengers" lineup is shaping up quite nicely.
As for what a "Black Widow" movie could entail, there are limitless possibilities based on the character's plentiful comic book appearances. For her own part, Johansson has previously expressed her interest in reprising the role for a solo film.
"She has many different incarnations and different storylines so I'm hoping she will be able to continue in that way," she said late last year. "I'm hoping that if the fans like the character and support the character, we'll see her again."