With Reporting By Josh Horowitz
It's no secret that director Joss Whedon is looking to take a break from the Marvel Universe now that his biggest venture yet, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," is finally done. But there might be ONE movie that would bring him back into the fold, if he got his way.
On Monday night at the world premiere for "Age of Ultron," MTV caught up with Whedon to ask him -- totally hypothetically, mind you -- about what his dream Marvel project would be. If he was in charge of Marvel Studios and could greenlight any solo-led film, what would it be?
"Solo? Anybody solo?" Whedon said, thinking. "Well, you know... Ultimately, I think the Widow is due."
As we know, Natasha Romanoff is going to be a heavy hitter in "Age of Ultron," and -- mild spoiler alert! -- we'll even get to see a little of her back-story over the course of the movie. "Yeah, and she should have a front-story to go with it," Whedon added. Hey, we bet that current "Black Widow" comic writer Nathan Edmonson would have a lot of great ideas for that!
Funnily enough, Entertainment Tonight caught up with Scarlett Johansson at the premiere and asked the super-spy herself a similar question: would she be up for a solo-led film if Joss Whedon were attached as director?
"From his lips to Marvel's ears, I guess," Johansson laughed. "I'll do it if he'll direct it."
Knowing that Marvel's already scheduled their next phase of movies out through 2020 -- and as we found out from head honcho Kevin Feige, other than the addition of a "Spider-Man" movie they're pretty much set -- it would be tough to fit an extra film into that line-up. But if Whedon and Johansson are still on board for a solo film in 5 years? It'd better happen, and as soon as possible.
Be sure to watch Black Widow kick ass and take names when "Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits theaters on May 1!