I’ll give DC credit on one front; they’ve got plenty of Superhero films under their belt, but they’re only on Movie #1 in their big Marvel-combatting multi-film plan and they already gave a Wonder Woman movie the green light, because she’s a main part of the Justice League. Marvel has been on this multi-film plan for yeeeeeeaaaaarrrrrsssss and there’s still no Black Widow movie. And thanks to her appearance in Steve & Tony’s standalones, Scarlett has about two Marvel films left in her existing contract, and that’s A2 & A3 until/if she renews. And Lucy, while lackluster in plot, was #1 beating out Hercules & A Most Wanted Man opening that same weekend, plus topping older action fare like Dawn/Apes & Tranformers/Age.
-Women-lead action movies draw bigger numbers now
-Natasha’s scene where she was pitted against a congressional panel was awesome
-the public hates congress, likes Natasha = $$$$&$$$$$$$&&$$$$$$$$$$$)$$)$)$))(;($&&$$$$$$$$$$
And if Marvel wants to say “this couldn’t fit into our narrative schedule right now” it’s the lamest cop out, because literally Natasha is always referring to other covert ops she’s doing because she is after all A SPY who doesn’t do big city-shattering battles, so her movie could literally be set any time with the last in-marvel-cinema 10 year timeframe and be totally covered. Hell, tell her origin story.
Also, the new non-Scarlett Witch Scarlett Witch is not exactly the Wanda I was hoping for, powerwise. I like the actress, but I really hope Carol Danvers is going to be on the team soon.