Marvel lands writer Jac Schaeffer for standalone Black Widow movie

Marvel Black Widow movie gets writer in latest move toward greenlight

Fans have been steadily pushing for a Black Widow movie since the character's MCU debut in 2010's Iron Man 2, bothbecause of the character's nearly unique place in the franchise as its most prominent female superhero and Scarlett Johansson's star power. Although the publication's sources say it is still very early in the development process, the move at least brings us closer to an actual film.

It also claim that some of Marvel's execs have met up with Johansson to discuss what they would want from a writer for the movie. The upcoming two-part Avengers films (filmed back-to-back) are said to be the end of the MCU as we know it, so who knows what kind of universe Black Widow may inhabit when and if she returns to the big screen.

A standalone Black Widow movie that will star Scarlett Johansson in the leading role has taken its next step toward becoming a reality. Johansson has previously explained that the busy schedules of both herself and Marvel Studios had been a roadblock for a Black Widow solo film.

Hopefully, Black Widow will be heavy on the espionage and hard action and easy on the pure superheroics.

For the record, the "Frozen" short is actually solid, it's just not particularly welcome at the beginning of a completely different film.

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It's about time Black Widow (A.K.A. secret agent assassin Natasha Romanova) got her own project, as the character has already appeared in six Marvel films.

Marvel Studios has done a lot of great things, but its resume of movies have all had male leads in them thus far.

Jac Schaeffer has supposedly been hired to write the script. Schaeffer's credits include two Anne Hathaway starrers. That title will go to Captain Marvel, scheduled for release March 8, 2019.

This May 2016 piece from Vanity Fair summed up the frustration at the contortions Marvel boss Kevin Feige seemed to be putting himself through to avoid committing to a Black Widow film. Within the juggernaut franchise, through films of varying quality, she's evolved into a complex character, whose loyalty and choices can determine the outcome of the fiercest battles.

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