Stand-alone Black Widow film gains traction as it finds a writer

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Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in six films and will play a part in the summer Avengers movie.

Since her debut in Iron Man 2, fans have been clamoring for a stand-alone Black Widow movie. It looks like the movie is gaining traction by landing a writer, despite having had its ups and downs in getting off the ground.

While it’s in early development — very early development — it appears that Jac Schaeffer will pen the movie. Marvel executives met with Scarlett Johansson to discuss what they wanted for the movie. Apparently, Marvel president Kevin Feige met with several writer candidates prior to selecting Shaeffer.

With phase three culminating over the next two years with the release of two Avengers movies, the first being Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel executives are looking toward the future and Phase 4. Marvel apparently has decided that a Black Widow movie is a good addition to the next phase, although Marvel had no comment on the selection of Shaeffer.

Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in six films and will play a part in the summer Avengers movie. While both Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. have both expressed the end of their runs as Captain America and Iron Man respectively, Johansson doesn’t appear to be ready to hang up the leather suit.

Schaeffer is represented by Verve and Write Large and is known for catching the attention of Anne Hathaway. Hathaway nabbed Schaeffer to pen Nasty Women. It’s a take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that will star Hathaway. Hathaway also took interest in Schaeffer’s comedy The Shower, which is a story about an alien invasion that takes place during a baby shower.

While there’s not a release date in sight for the movie, landing a decent writer is a good sign for the movie. With Infinity War and the fourth unnamed Avengers movie set to change the face of the team  — and the MCU — as we know it, it’s hard to say who will move into phase four. With a Black Widow movie moving forward, it’s not a hard leap to see that Romanoff will move into the next phase.

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  Source: Variety
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