So Luc Besson’s Lucy enjoyed a massive $44 million opening weekend, as if anyone needed any confirmation that “Scarlett Johansson action movie” is the sort of thing people want to see.
As I said yesterday, Marvel’s Kevin Feige should have grabbed the nearest mic at Comic-Con and announced a Black Widow movie the moment these numbers came out. Not a Hawkeye/Black Widow movie, mind you; no one needs that.
But the idea that Marvel isn’t already developing a Black Widow solo joint is kind of ludicrous in itself; imagine a James Bond movie with an actual superhero, and now imagine that superhero played by Scarlett Johansson. It practically writes itself.