After what has felt like a lifetime, it looks like Marvel is finally giving the fans what they want – a Black Widow solo movie.
Questions of why a Black Widow solo movie have been asked for years now with Scarlett Johansson, who has played the Russian spy superhero in six movies of the MCU, expressing great interest in a standalone movie while Stan Lee teased that a Black Widow would be happening as recently as last November.
While Marvel has yet to comment on the most recent development, Variety reports that Jac Schaeffer is penning a script. The project is still in very early development, and the film doesn’t quite have an official greenlight, but having a writer attached is the biggest step the studio has ever taken in making the film actually happen.
Variety reports that Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer while Marvel execs also met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a Black Widow writer.
Schaeffer’s credits include the Disney short Olaf's Frozen Adventure while her name is also attached to Nasty Women, the forthcoming all-female Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.
Should Black Widow make it to production, it's likely the film will be part of Marvel’s next phase of movies which are kicking off with Black Panther in February. Mind you, it won’t be Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie as Brie Larson starrer Captain Marvel will be hitting the big screen before that.