Marvel's 'Black Widow' Standalone Movie Sets a Writer

Black Widow Movie Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow Movie Scarlett Johansson

The arrival of Wonder Woman on the big screen was at least 30 years overdue, but the fact that we've had Scarlett Johansson kicking ass as Black Widow for almost a decade (in six films across three different franchises) on screen with no solo movie to call her own has always seemed a little weird. Marvel has reportedly brought in a writer to pen a script for the potential movie, which sources caution still hasn't been given the greenlight to proceed. Schaeffer gained notoriety through the Black List screenwriting contest and was selected by Feige after he met with Johansson, who told him what she wanted out of a Black Widow movie.

Now that it finally seems to be happening, what would you like to see from a standalone BLACK WIDOW film? She wrote the 2014 Blacklist pick "The Shower", a female-centric sci-fi action comedy with Anne Hathaway attached to star and produce, as well as "Nasty Women", a remake of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at MGM set to star Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

Schaeffer stepped into the feature film industry with her 2009 pic TiMER, which she wrote and directed. Schaeffer's most recent scriptwriting credit is the Disney short Olaf's Frozen Adventure, which played before screenings of Pixar's newest animated movie Coco.

Johansson made her debut as the super-assassin turned superhero way back in the early days of the MCU in 2010's Iron Man 2. Since then, interest in the character has only grown, especially after The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Marvel had no comment, and insiders caution that the project is merely in long-lead development and has not been greenlit yet.

This is great news all around, and a step toward the representation Marvel fans have been craving for years. Sign me the heck up.

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