Black Widow has been one of the key contributors to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the saga’s third film; Iron Man 2. The character has since been one of the founding members of the Avengers, and will appear in the next two highly anticipated sequels with Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and the Untitled Avengers 4 in 2019. After years of speculation and fan requests, it seems that Marvel Studios is finally moving forward with a solo outing for Natasha Romanoff.
According to a recent report from Daily Mail, Scarlett Johansson has already signed on for the Black Widow solo film with a 2020 summer release date. In doing so, Johansson will become the highest paid actress in Hollywood, making $25 million from this single film. Additionly, she would earn a $6 million dollar bonus if the movie garners more than $900 million at the box office.
This is a not a surprising move for Marvel, as the massive success of Wonder Woman has opened the door for female led comic book movies. Black Widow will surely be used to tell the rich backstory the character has in the comics, considering the movies have given only a few cryptic details about Black Widow’s past. With the 2020 release, the film is one of very few confirmed projects after the Untitled fourth Avengers movie.
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