Marvel Guy Kevin Feige on Active Black Widow Movie Talks, Doctor Strange


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.

No surprise. Johansson as the Black Widow proved immensely popular when she popped up in “Iron Man 2″, not least of which because Johansson really, really filled that costume up nicely.

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.

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  • Dedpool

    I’m not the biggest Doc Strange fan either but the animated movie made me believe it could be done right. They grunded it, not in reality, but some kind of logic. Thats all good magic needs are rules to set the stage for what can and can’t be done. Give the character a darker, Dresend files/Constatine like vibe and it’d work perfectly. My idea was that we keep the origin, update it a bit of course. His look would be very close to what he had in the animated film, with the Tunic/shirt resembling the one from the comics, but he’d be wearing regular slacks, or even dark jeans. He’d have a trench, with a red lining, which we find out is the cloak of levitation (or whatever) sewn into the trench. I’d have him keep the eye of Agamoto as an medalion on a chain like a pocket watch, and he’d wear leather gloves to cover the scars from the accident that made him stop being a surgeon.

  • Alan

    I have to say Dr Strange is one of my favourite Marvel characters. Unfortunately he hasn’t had the same exposure in recent years as many of the other Marvel icons but I’d say his character would make a great movie given the range of very cool villains in his universe.

  • Ulik

    Hire Carthrine Bigelow to direct S.H.I.E.L.D starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Colbie Smulders, Clark Gregg, and Neal McDonough with appearances from Carol Danvers and Jessica Drew. AIM should be the Antagonists, featuring M.O.D.O.K. A Black Widow and Hawkeye origin movie should be done together or fusion, they don’t need solo movies. Dr. Strange = Thor, Constantine, and Harry Potter(darker version) directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

    • Dedpool

      Yes! That’s a fantastic idea!!

      Sent on the go.

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a dr strange movie, but I would really like to see MARVEL do Ironfist and S.H.I.E.L.D would be ok, I would like to see Miss Marvel in it and I agree that the Hawkeye scene was terrible, could’ve been better, in that one scene they did have a funny bit and a cool bit though, funny when he said, you better hurry up because I’m starting to root for this guy, and the cool scene was when an agent said “be up here and grab a gun,” then you see him hover over a big gun then he grabs the bow and arrows