With all the huge superhero movies that have come out in the last few years, there is one thing missing. There has yet to be a female-led superhero movie in theaters since the double-flops of "Catwoman" and "Elektra." That will change this year with "Wonder Woman," as DC Comics beats Marvel to the punch.

There is also a "Captain Marvel" movie coming out from Marvel with Brie Larson in the role of the title character. With that in mind, Scarlett Johannson said that she talks to joss whedon all the time about a "Black Widow" movie based on her "Avengers" character and she tests him all the time.

Scarlett Johannson as Black Widow

While there has not been a superhero movie with a female lead character, the Scarlett Johannson role of The Black Widow is as close as it comes to being a major character. She held her own in "Iron Man 2" and was one of the toughest members of the team in the two "Avengers" movies. If anything, she held her own against the major characters.

What could really work for a "Black Widow" movie is to take the spy stuff from her appearances in "Captain America" and give her a spy movie to star in.

It could take the espionage that worked so well in "Winter Soldier" and put it front and center with a perfect and strong female superhero lead.

Scarlett Johannson in action movies

If any actress can carry their own superhero movie, it is Scarlett Johannson. While "Wonder Woman" will be very successful, that is more about the iconic character than about Gal Gadot, who is playing her. As for Black Widow, she is already a fan favorite and Johannson is one of the most famous actresses on the planet.

Johannson will star in the remake of "Ghost in the Shell," and that is a chance to see if she can carry a major property by herself. While she was great in "Lucy," Scarlett wasn't able to carry that to great success.

The stigma of female superheroes

"Wonder Woman" will be very successful. "Captain Marvel" might face a tougher battle because of the fact the character is not as well known. While Marvel has proven that lesser known characters can carry their movies, such as "Ant-Man" and "Doctor Strange," something needs to hit it big to erase the stench of "Catwoman" and "Elektra," two movies that ruined it or all female superhero films for years.

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