Scarlett Johansson has talked for nearly a decade about her interest in doing a Black Widow solo film for Marvel Studios, but in a new interview the actress says that, while still interested, the clock is ticking on just how much longer she'd still want to do it.
"I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances. I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line," Johansson told Variety. "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."
Johansson said she talks to Marvel about a Black Widow film "often," but its all incumbent on how it would "fit in the idea of where they want to go."
"I’m invested in that character. Marvel is greatly invested in that character. If I did it, I’d have to do it while I still actually wanted to wear a skin-tight catsuit," the actress admitted. "I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be."
It is unknown where Johansson will reprise her Black Widow role next; in April, the actress said she didn't know if she would appear in Avengers: Infinity War or the untitled fourth Avengers film.
"I don’t know, I believe so. I have no idea exactly what shape those scripts are gonna take, so it’s too early to say," Johansson told Collider.