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Joss Whedon Wants To Direct Marvel’s Black Widow Spinoff

Joss Whedon is seen by many as the Godfather of ‘Earth’s mightiest heroes’ and the man that helmed both Avengers blockbusters as they obliterated the worldwide box office, earning a combined $3 billion and cemented themselves as one of the most successful film franchise of all time.

Now it seems the Oscar-nominee is ready to team up once again with Marvel for Scarlett Johansson’s recently announced Black Widow spin-off.

Speaking exclusively at last week’s Comic Con International, Whedon expressed his desire and eagerness to return to the superhero genre and direct the solo movie that follows the exploits of super-spy Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow).

“If somebody pointed to me and said, ‘you want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh’… For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision. When you get into your Superman territory it’s harder to maintain that sort of gritty action that the Russo brothers do so beautifully. And she’s got that kind of thing… and really do a spy thriller, really do a good, paranoid sort of John LeCarré on crack sort of thing. Also, Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard, but she just spends most of her time cracking me up, so it would be a fun shoot.”Joss Whedon

Of course this is still hearsay at the moment, as no official confirmation has been released by either Whedon or Marvel Studios, though considering the man’s record with the franchise, they’d be stupid not to snap him up.

Black Widow herself Scarlett Johansson has already committed to a spin-off movie, as well as several other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the upcoming juggernauts Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 and 2.

Watch Joss Whedon’s full Comic Con interview below:

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