Marvel Studios taps writer to pen long-awaited Black Widow film

Since her first appearance in Jon Favreau's IRON MAN 2, fans have been wondering just when Scarlett Johansson would get her own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and, at long last, the BLACK WIDOW standalone film is finally moving forward...slowly. According to Variety, the studio has tapped up-and-coming writer Jac Schaeffer to pen the script for Johansson's BLACK WIDOW film.

Before you start celebrating, you should know that this project is still in the very early stages and hasn't yet been greenlit, so who knows what could happen, but with close to two dozen MCU films in Marvel's future, you've got to believe that one of them will be the long-awaited BLACK WIDOW film. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige met with several potential writers before selecting Jac Schaeffer, and executives also met with Scarlett Johansson herself to get her input on what she wanted from a BLACK WIDOW writer. Jac Schaeffer's script for THE SHOWER, a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower, landed on the 2014 Black List and caught the attention of Anne Hathaway, who was so impressed that in addition to attaching herself to star in THE SHOWER, she also set Schaeffer up to pen a female-centric take on DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, which Hathaway will also star in.

Now that it finally seems to be happening, what would you like to see from a standalone BLACK WIDOW film?

Black Widow is next set to appear in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, which will hit theaters on May 4, 2018.

Source: Variety



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