Standalone 'Black Widow' Movie Finally Gets The Go-Ahead

“Black Widow” Film Enlists Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer

Variety reports that Marvel's Kevin Feige met with several screenwriters before tapping Jac Schaeffer, whose credits include the 2009 fantasy-romance TiMER and the Frozen short "Olaf's Frozen Adventure", to work on a proposed Black Widow movie. Hathaway also "tapped" Schaeffer to write her Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, Nasty Women.

Johansson debuted as the Black Widow in 2010's Iron Man 2, and her character has since continued to star in two Avengers films, two Captain America films, and a much-anticipated third Avengers on the way this spring. The deadly Russian spy turned superhero first appeared in Iron Man 2 and has since become a leader of The Avengers, all the way up to and including Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, out this year and next.

For all the great things that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has accomplished, it has to sting Disney just a bit that Warner Bros. beat it to the punch with a critically acclaimed, financially successful female-led superhero movie like Wonder Woman.

Yep, after years of elite foreign intelligence training, martial arts moves and even a few ballerina poses once in a while, Black Widow still hasn't been given her own movie - and we're not too happy about it. However, considering that they have hired a scriptwriter for the standalone film, fans are taking it as a sign that Marvel is dedicated to bringing "Black Widow" to theaters.

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However, I think the underlying sexism of Marvel, or rather the presumption of sexism Marvel have on their audience, is only part of the story. But at least we're going to get to see her in her own movie.

"She's got a really rich origins story", she previously told Variety. Securing a writer is a seriously promising step regardless, since it's the most that Marvel has ever done in terms of pushing a solo film forward. Back in 2016, Feige ignited hope that a Black Widow solo film might one day be a reality, saying it's "certainly the one creatively and emotionally [they] are most committing to doing".

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