If you want to know what’s going on with Marvel Studios’ future slate of films, the guy to go to is Kevin Feige, the head honcho. Which is probably why when Kevin Feige says that the studio has started talking with Scarlett Johansson about a “Black Widow” movie, you know they’re started talking with the actress about the movie.
Talking to The Playlist, Feige said this about the status of the the curvy spy:
There’s no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett about what a Widow movie could be.
So what about a “Hawkeye” movie with everyone’s wanted actor of the moment, Jeremy Renner?
Internally we’ve also started thinking what a ‘Hawkeye’ movie could be, how we could continue to explore the organization [which Samuel Jackson‘s Nick Fury leads] S.H.I.E.L.D, which has a pretty big part in ‘Thor,’ smaller parts in the two ‘Iron Man’ films and has a giant part in ‘The Avengers.’ [So it’s like], what would a stand-alone “S.H.I.E.L.D.” be like? It all goes back to the comics. Sometimes the answer is—when looking at a certain run of issues— ‘no way’ and sometimes the answer is ‘maybe, let’s continue to explore it’ and certainly with Hawkeye and Black Widow those are two that we’re exploring.
Of course, the bigger question may be, where exactly is Jeremy Renner going to get the time to front a ‘Hawkeye’ movie? After all, the guy’s already got the “Mission: Impossible” franchise and now the “Bourne” films demanding his time.
And for all you Doctor Strange fans out there, Feige seems very high on doing a movie entirely set in the world of magic. He tells NBCLA:
The next one is Dr. Strange. I’d like to tap into two things: tap more into the world of magic – which ‘Thor’ isn’t, really, but Strange entirely is, and I like that a lot; and then also continue to explore this sort of cosmic side of our universe, which Thor is a big part of, but not the only part. So those two things, in addition to the solid foundation of what’s happening on Earth, I think, could be great.
Not the biggest fan of Doctor Strange, but that doesn’t matter, because Kevin Feige apparently is.
Personally, though, I’m hoping Hawkeye takes off and gets his own movie. It’s too bad they didn’t have Renner doing anything particularly cool during his cameo in “Thor”, since that was such a good opportunity to sell the character to fans.