Re: Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow
Same. I was really looking forward to that film until the Winter Soldier announcement. I kinda wish they'd saved that plot until the third Cap film and laid some groundwork in Cap 2, allowed Steve more time to adjust to the new world and deal with his losses and build his team and relationships with Natasha and Clint before springing the Bucky thing on him. Not only would that have been wonderful development for all three but it would have increased the impact of Bucky's return by not having it happen so quickly.
Since that's not going to happen I would definitely take a spinoff movie. Why can't the badass normals have their own film? Marvel must realise how popular they are, it just seems like a no brainer to me.