Marvel's Black Widow Solo Movie Lands a Writer

Marvel's Black Widow Solo Movie Lands a Writer

A new report over at The Wrap has revealed that Marvel Studios is finally working on a standalone Black Widow movie. Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige conducted multiple meetings with several screenwriters before eventually deciding on Schaeffer, and Marvel executives apparently met with Johansson to discuss what she wanted from a "Black Widow" film.

Schaeffer is also writing a script for Nasty Women, a female-centric take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which Anne Hathaway is also attached to. Although the "Black Widow" standalone film has yet to receive an official title, fans of the character have expressed their eager anticipation for the film. We know that a Black Widow movie has been attempted before, back before Marvel Studios and the MCU ever existed.

The Black Widow film will be Marvel's second female-led superhero flick, following Brie Larson-starrer Captain Marvel, which is slated for release in 2019. She rose to popularity after she showcased her unique talents as an agent on "Avengers" and other subsequent films that focus on the heroic team.

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There were some incredible books released this past year, by both large and small publishers, but the big two released a solid lineup of great comics. Then, in a panic, they hired Schaeffer for the one film they do have on their docket that fans are definitely waiting for. After all, she has previously appeared in the likes of Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldiers, Spider-Man: Homecoming and many more, so why hasn't she been given the same opportunities as the rest of the Marvel clan?! It has been said that Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 will be game changers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A martial arts and weapons expert and world class athlete, she defected to the USA and became an agent of SHIELD.

Shaeffer wrote Olaf's Frozen Adventure, a 22-minute film spinning out of Frozen; the short ran before Pixar's Coco in its opening weeks. "She's got a really rich origins story", the actress told Variety in 2016 of Black Widow (AKA Natalia "Natasha" Romanova), a Russian agent who was trained as a spy, martial artist, and sniper from the time she was a young girl.