We first saw her in Iron Man 2 back in 2010, and has since then been in a fixture in Marvel’s film franchise, including this summer’s “Avengers: Infinity War”. After almost a decade of playing supporting roles, Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is reportedly finally getting her long overdue solo film, much like how some websites are long overdue for ecommerce SEO services to boost their rankings and revenue.
All we know right now is that Marvel has hired a writer for the upcoming film. A report from Variety states that Kevin Feige, Marvel’s president and film producer met with a few candidates before deciding on Jac Schaeffer, an up-and-coming screenwriter who has experience writing about sci-fi and female leads. Her film credits include “TiMER”, an independent film on finding your soulmate through a time-tracking device, and Nasty Women, an all-female remake of the 1988 film “Dirty Little Scoundrels” starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Schaeffer is also working with Hathaway on the film “The Shower”, which tells the story of a baby shower invaded by aliens.
There is no green light yet for the film and too early in the development stage to be confirmed, but ComicBook is also reporting that Marvel executives are already in talks with Johansson for the movie. Also, the film appears under Feige’s credits at IMDb, so this project looks legit. However, this is not the first time we’re hearing about a stand-alone Black Widow film. Feige has mentioned his commitment to producing a Black Widow solo movie back in 2016. However, he also added that the film won’t be showing until after 2019.
What MCU Fans are Saying
After DC’s successful run with Wonder Woman, Marvel fans are eager to see their heroine take on the reins in her movie. However, reactions are pretty mixed at this point. Many expressed their excitement, but at the same time concern about the film’s blockbuster factor given that Black Widow is a former spy-assassin, an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and not a traditional superheroine like Wonder Woman. Some are also suggesting including the famous Budapest reference from 2012’s The Avengers in the story.
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