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Thor: Ragnarok Director Wants To Make A Black Widow Movie

Taika Waititi would like to make a movie about another one of Thor's friends from work.

During an interview with io9, the director of Thor: Ragnarok was asked if there are any other Avengers he'd consider making a movie about. His answer might surprise you. 

"In all honesty, I reckon I could probably bring something pretty unique to any of the franchises," Waititi said. "So I'd love to see Black Widow."

Of course, all of this is hypothetical, and there's currently no plan for Scarlett Johansson to star in a Black Widow solo movie. But if it did happen, Waititi has a vision. "[I'd like to see] Black Widow as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be," he said. "Because we know her story and it's very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But, what's the funny version of that? What's the more entertaining version of that?"

In case you don't know Black Widow's story, here's the abbreviated version. Born in Russia as Natalia Alianovna Romanoff, she was recruited at an early age by the KGB and strictly trained at a Red Room facility where she learned to be a master spy and one of the world's greatest assassins. Nick Fury eventually sent Hawkeye to kill her, but Hawkeye recognized her skills and instead recommended she join S.H.I.E.L.D.

So why would Waititi, a director who infuses lots of humor into Ragnarok, choose Black Widow? "I really go for the underdog," he said. "[And] I think there's a way in with any of the characters. You just have to find it and find what honors what's already there with the source material but also brings it into a more entertaining form for the audience."

Johansson said last year that she still thinks a Black Widow movie could happen. "I think there's a lot of opportunity to mine that storyline," Johansson said. "She's got a really rich origins story. There's a lot of places you can go–you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There's all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she's part of."

Meanwhile, Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on Nov. 3 and it's already expected to have a huge opening weekend.