Why can't Black Widow star in her own film? In "Iron Man 2" (2010), Tony Stark hired Natalie Rushman to be his personal assistant. (In case you have forgotten it, Pepper Potts was appointed as CEO of Stark Industries.) She was Natasha Romanova in disguise, a Russian-spy antagonist. This was one of her numerous attributes, which made her a charismatic figure in the Marvel comics. (The more flaws, the better.) Lionsgate Entertainment did consider producing a film about Romanova, a. k. a. Black Widow, but the film company dropped the project. The producers might be regretting after seeing Scarlett Johansson play her. Marvel Studios already have a lineup of films to be shown until 2019. And it's interesting to note that a female superhero won't star in one of those pictures. She must share the billing with her male counterparts, and their enormous size would force them to move aside. It's such a shame, as some see similarities between Black Widow and Wonder Woman. (And Wonder Woman will have her own film come out next year.) Maybe the producers are aware that geeks comprise a bulk of their audience. But anything can happen. Box-office success might change their minds.
Is there a need to cast a villain? It had been eight years since the release of "Iron Man", which was the best Marvel film to date. Jeff Bridges, one of the finest actors of his generation, was a villain to Stark's Iron Man. There was no doubt that the running time of two and a half hours won't be enough for one superhero. Imagine a dozen. ("Avengers: Infinity War" will be a two-part film. But this may not be news to you.) In this regard, this may be the downside of "Captain America: Civil War". Audience might not share this sentiment, as they couldn't get enough of the fight scenes.
What happened to Bruce Banner? You might have heard the rumor about the end credits scenes in "Captain America: Civil War", where one would reveal the whereabouts of Bruce Banner (a. k. a. Incredible Hulk). No one was dismayed when they saw the faces of other superheroes instead. The Hulk's appearance in "Doctor Strange" is a remote possibility, but Marvel fans will be treated with three films next year. It's too early to make a guess, though.
Is Tom Holland the right actor to play Peter Parker? Marvel's main problem is the lack of screening time for some superheroes. Peter Parker (a. k. a. Spider-Man) would appear in three scenes. They weren't brief, but Tom Holland stood out. The British actor is nineteen years of age, which would make him perfect for the role. Holland's Parker was a kid who got the kick from fighting with other superheroes. He was fun to watch, so it was right that he would star in his own movie.
Is this the end for Captain America? Chris Evans, who played Steve Rogers (a. k. a. Captain America), said that he was open for another "Captain America" movie. It will come down to word of mouth and box-office receipts. And the Captain America trilogy seems to be the most substantive movies by Marvel Studios.
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