When Joss Whedon finished up with Avengers: Age of Ultron he was done, need time away from superheroes… you know, he was tired. Turns out that if someone *cough* Kevin Feige *cough* asked him if he wanted to direct a Black Widow solo movie, he would say yes… or as he put it “Duh”.
Whedon told IGN that he likes the fact she is a grounded character and not necessarily a superhero.
I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision. When you get into your ‘Superman’ territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing and [you can] really do a spy thriller. Like really do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. That would be really fun.
He also enjoys working with the actress who plays the character.
Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard but she just spends most of her time cracking me up, so it would be a fun shoot.
So, lets make this happen (I’m looking at you Feige).