Standalone Black Widow Movie May Happen with Jac Schaeffer on Script

Marvel Black Widow movie gets writer in latest move toward greenlight

Marvel is finally putting its money where its mouth is, hiring Jac Schaeffer to write a Black Widow standalone movie that would star Scarlett Johansson, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

According to the report, which cites unnamed sources, the Black Widow movie is only in the "very early" development stages. "In my ind there's room for plenty more Black Widow".

Black Widow first appeared in the Marvel movie universe in the film Iron Man 2, going on to appear in multiple movies while winning viewers' hearts. More likely, they have seen the stellar box office numbers and critical acclaim that were heaped on Wonder Woman, the first female superhero to headline her own movie, and steered to success by a woman director. Only Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man sequels have been officially announced, and while a Black Widow movie could hypothetically be set in the past, the activity here suggests that Scarlett Johansson should expect that her character will survive the next two Avengers films and be called on to suit up again.

The Black Widow will also join "Avengers: Infinity War" this summer.

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You might not know Schaeffer by name but she has some impressive accomplishments to her name. But Variety says Feige met with several writers before choosing Schaeffer, who was on the prestigious Black List for her comedy The Shower, which has Anne Hathaway attached. Even if the short itself was deemed a nuisance, it wasn't at the fault of Schaeffer's writing.

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.

"I think that there's room for a standalone movie", said Johansson at the time.

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