Black Widow movie moving forward, taps Jac Schaeffer to write

Scarlett Johansson stars as Marvel character Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow

Though still in early development, the project still gives hope for fans of Natasha Romanoff a.k.a Black Widow, the Russian spy who later defected to the United States.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige reportedly met with a number of candidates before deciding to offer the creative position to Schaeffer. Marvel has brought in writer Jac Schaeffer to script a solo movie for the character, according to Variety.

Turns out, Marvel Studios is now serious about making a standalone Black Widow movie.

The film is not now greenlit, but obviously picking a writer is a step in that direction.


Back in 2016, Feige stated that he and Marvel Studios as a whole are committed to giving Black Widow her own movie that may possibly spin out into a franchise.

Baby steps, right? In the meantime, Johansson's Black Widow will be in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters this summer. Marvel hasn't commented on the news. Additionally, Schaeffer wrote, directed, and produced the 2009 movie TiMER as he theatrical debut.

Jac Schaeffer as written the story for Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson's Nasty Woman - a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. 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 female director.

The only question is if this will fit into Marvel's packed schedule, or if it'll be past the nine movies announced for the next two years. "Of the characters that you've just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow..."

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