The real reason Marvel won't give Black Widow a movie
Scarlett Johansson should star in a solo Black Widow movie. Considering she made her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010's Iron Man 2—before debuts for Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, who've all enjoyed a combined total of seven movies—it seems like Black Widow is long overdue for her own top-billed adventure. Yet, even after the character's appearances in five MCU movies, Marvel Studios still hasn't announced a solo Black Widow flick. It doesn't seem to matter that Johansson became the highest-grossing star of all time in 2016, or that fans overwhelmingly voted in favor of Widow getting her own film over any other supporting MCU character. Why won't Marvel give Black Widow a movie?