Marvel's Black Widow standalone movie finally gets a writer

Danny Woods
January 11, 2018

Deep breaths, folks. Marvel's standalone Black Widow movie might actually happen. While a Scarlett Johansson-led Black Widow film is not yet a done deal, attaching a writer to the project is the first major step forward in the movie becoming a reality.

Schaeffer has just a few Hollywood credits under her belt, though Marvel has a track record of betting on relatively untested talent for its superhero movies.

Not too long ago, there was a time when an executive supposedly vetoed any Black Widow toys for Avengers: Age of Ultron due to the prominent misconception that girls do not buy superhero toys.

There's more great news because The Wrap reports that Jac Schaeffer is set to write a script for a Black Widow standalone movie.

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Sources close to the outlet note that the project is in the very early stages of development, given that the solo flick still doesn't have a greenlight.

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. She deserves her own movie. She broke out with her Black List script "The Shower", a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower which has Anne Hathaway attached to star in and produce. Given the character's rise in popularity with mainstream audiences since debuting in Iron Man 2 it wouldn't be completely surprising to learn that a Black Widow film is on the agenda.

The Black Widow standalone film will be Johansson's eighth film as the character. All that's confirmed is a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, out in the United States 5 July 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3, rumoured for 2020.

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