Black Widow: Marvel Ropes In Female Writer For Standalone Movie


After what has felt like a lifetime, it looks like Marvel is finally giving the fans what they want - a Black Widow solo movie.

Whatever the case, a writer has finally been hired, according to Variety, with Jac Schaeffer landing the gig.

Schaeffer is the writer behind films such as "The Shower", which has Anne Hathaway now attached as a star as well as "Nasty Women", her remake of the film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", which is expected to also star Hathaway as well as Rebel Wilson. Schaeffer was then given the opportunity to then write Nasty Girls, a new take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that Hathaway will also star in.

Hopefully, Black Widow will be heavy on the espionage and hard action and easy on the pure superheroics. In the past eight years since Black Widow first appeared in Iron Man 2, every reporter asking about a Black Widow film only received minimal answers from the people at Marvel Studios. Two years passed, nothing happened, and Marvel chief Kevin Feige promised yet again that the studio was "creatively and emotionally" committed to bringing it to the big screen.

Despite Black Widow's prominence in Marvel movies, her character has largely been pushed to supporting roles, with male heroes often at the helm of standalone Marvel superhero films. Despite critical review of her past Marvel performances, Johansson has a history of popular films.

Schaeffer is an up and coming screenwriter who has penned The Shower, a spec script that caught the attention of Anne Hathaway.

It's not yet official, but we may get a heaping helping of Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow. The character is set to return in Avengers: Infinity War.

Marvel has been surprisingly reluctant to have a female-led superhero movie, which DC's Wonder Woman has proven can be successful.

Apparently, Marvel stated at some point a few years ago that they would eventually make the Black Widow movie, but they did so in such loose, vague terms that it didn't actually seem real.

She explained: "It's very surreal for me to watch these new cast members come in and get their feet wet and breath new life into these characters who are so iconic".