Joss Whedon may have parted ways with Marvel Studios after the release of last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he can’t come back to direct another movie for the studio. Speaking with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con, the director revealed that he’d be willing to return to Marvel if they ever gave him the chance to direct a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson:
“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.”
The director also had the following to say about the Black Widow actress:
“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.”
You can watch the rest of the interview in the video below.