With audiences flocking to “Guardians of the Galaxy” like there’s no tomorrow, it should come as no real surprise that more Marvel franchises are in the works — but it’s still pretty Groot (err, great) to hear Stan Lee confirm that the Black Panther movie is definitely happening.
After months of speculation, Lee cleared up the rumors at the “Marvel Presents: The Legendary Stan Lee” panel at Fan Expo Canada on Friday (August 29), noting that Marvel Studios was “already working” on the film. He also addressed the even bigger elephant in the room, saying that a Black Widow spin-off from “The Avengers” franchise was likely.
“The chances are she will have her own movie because eventually all the superheroes are going to have their own movies,” he said. “They are already working on Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and the Black Panther, and there are others I am not allowed to talk about.”
According to Comic Book Resources, Lee also said that Scarlett Johansson’s character would be featured “more prominently” going forward, which is understandable given her well-received turn in “Captain America: The Winter Solider.”
Now excuse us as we weep for lady-asskicking joy.