It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a Black Widow standalone film sounded more like a fan dream than a realistic expectation. And then it somehow got greenlit. Back in 2010 when the main Marvel films were more or less just Iron Man, Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, floated the idea that Black Widow may get a standalone film, but that quickly petered out. Around 2014, the idea garnered new interest once the studio and Scarlett Johansson saw the love the audience had for the character. That interest peaked during the filming of Infinity War, the pieces finally came together, and here we are today with the film finally unveiled to the public.