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The proposed ‘Black Widow’ solo movie will signal change for the film industry

The proposed ‘Black Widow’ solo movie will signal change for the film industry

The proposed ‘Black Widow’ solo movie will signal change for the film industry
January 30
16:36 2018

As it has been announced, a Black Widow solo movie is in early talks for production from Marvel Studios.

If you didn’t know, Black Widow is the sole female member of Marvel’s team, “The Avengers.” With the exception of Hawkeye, another member of “The Avengers,” Black Widow is the only member of the group who still does not have a solo movie.

If there is anybody in the team who does deserve their own movie is, well, Black Widow. She is a character who is shrouded in mystery, but one who is incredibly interesting.

In other words, it should not have taken this long to get her own movie off the ground.

Film in 2017 was dominated by female led films with “Wonder Woman” and the surprise hit “Girl’s Trip,” becoming two of the most successful films of the year. If the Black Widow solo movie is finally released, it would easily pull in box office numbers of “Wonder Woman” heights.

Thanks to the success and ambition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow is already a well known and very well liked character among fans. Fans have been begging for years for a movie which centers solely on Black Widow herself. People will undoubtedly show up in droves for it when it is finally released.

The general audience is hungry for female led, female helmed films. With the right director — and yes, the right director in this case should be female — this film would speak directly to the general audience which will in turn sell million of tickets.

Hollywood and its many studios run specifically on how much money is being turned a profit in the business, and this movie will bring in the big bucks.

DC did it in the summer of 2017 flawlessly with “Wonder Woman,” so the fact that Marvel has not jumped on this opportunity immediately is just mind-boggling.

It is a guaranteed success for them, as evidenced with previous films in the last year: it is no longer a matter of if audiences will show up. So, there should be no hesitation from studio executives for “risks,” because audiences will show up.

Female filmmakers rarely get the chance to have their stories or skills be projected onscreen for all to see, so a female led, female directed superhero film would yet again, break records. When they are given the chance to show what they got, success seems to follows suit.

A Black Widow movie screams nothing but success, so I cannot believe it has taken this long to actually get the ball rolling on it.

With a hopeful distinct female voice helming the film, and the strong allure of leading lady Scarlett Johansson, the Black Widow solo movie needs to arrive as quickly as it can for the sake of female voices in cinema.

Featured Image: Illustration by Bethany Wilson

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