We're not crying, you are!
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Thank goodness we have that explosive Phase 3 announcement to soften this blow…
In the wake of yesterday's exciting news, Marvel Studios sadly confirmed they have no plans for a solo Black Widow or Hulk movie right now — which was surprising news to super fans, since they thought it was definitely in the pipeline.
When media pressed the company's president Kevin Feige about Mark Ruffalo's incredibly green solo follow-up project, he simply said:
"We'd love to do it. We'd love to find a place to put it, but right now, Hulk will be appearing, with his friends, in the other films."
And when asked about Scarlett Johansson's fan fave character, Kevin willfully shared:
"Well, frankly, as I said in the presentation, it's about bringing new characters to the screen. Black Widow couldn't be more important as an Avenger, herself. And like Hulk, the Avengers films will be the films where they play a primary role. Her part in Avengers: Age of Ultron is very, very big. And further develops and further enhances her character. The plans that we have for her throughout the rest of the Avengers saga is very, very big, and linchpin, in fact, to those films. So instead of taking her out [of] there, or instead of doing a prequel, which we haven't done yet, [we're] continuing the forward momentum of the continuity of the cinematic universe of which Widow is a key, key part."
It's not all bad news, though, especially since both roles are going to be heavily featured in future group flicks!
They didn't close the door completely on individual movies after Infinity War — so anything is possible, really.