Marvel's most frustrating "will they, won't they?" situation has nothing to do with romance and everything to do with a film fans have been calling for the studio to make for years: a standalone Black Widow movie.
With "Avengers: Infinity War" nearing its release date, longtime MCU star Scarlett Johansson visited "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Monday. That gave host DeGeneres the perfect opportunity to ask Johansson if her character is finally getting her own movie. Although the answer has been looking more and more like yes, Johansson gave fans hope without confirming anything.
The actress noted that she thinks it would have to be "groundbreaking and incredibly badass" but that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige could handle it. "If anybody ... could make that happen," it would be him, she told DeGeneres.
"I think it could be something really special," Johansson said of the potential film. "There's definitely a lot of room there. The character has a tortured past, to say the least."
The actress went on to describe some of what makes Black Widow so interesting, nothing that the character has "had to make a lot of difficult decisions." The way Johansson sees it, Black Widow "probably has some trauma" and has "got issues" -- all of which she feels would make for an interesting standalone movie.
Watch below, starting around 2:07 for Johansson's take on a standalone movie.
For now, we'll look forward to seeing Johansson in "Avengers: Infinity War," which opens April 27.