Now that The Avengers has been released worldwide and is breaking records here there and everywhere, Scarlett Johanssen has revealed that she’d quite like to star as Black Widow in a spin-off, preferably a prequel exploring the SHIELD agent’s origins which were hinted at in the superhero team-up of a life time.
“I love her origin story. I think it’s just such a riveting one… It’s just steeped in history and the richness to shoot in Russia, perhaps. … I hope that the fans’ voice is loud enough and they want to see a Widow origin story, I know Marvel would be happy to entertain that. We’ve spoken a lot about it.”
“[In Avengers] you see a little bit about how Natasha joined and it’s not that she’s fighting for the greater good of humanity. She was almost salvaged by S.H.I.E.L.D. and so she’s loyal to that group, to that agency, but only as sort of paid debt.”
I, personally, don’t think she should get her own solo movie. A SHIELD movie on the other hand (or having her character be revealed as a spy like in the comics in the sequel), I wouldn’t mind seeing. The hints at her backstory laid out in Avengers intrigued me, and she was one of the most well-written characters of the movie.
SOURCE: Perez Hilton