A standalone Black Widow movie may finally happen. Marvel hires writer
Scarlett Johansson may finally get her much deserved standalone Black Widow film in the MCU.hollywood Updated: Jan 11, 2018 15:30 IST
Beloved superhero character Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff might be getting her own solo film at Marvel. The studio has hired Jac Schaeffer to possibly pen the script for a standalone Black Widow film, reported Variety.
The character is played by actor Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, the sources said that the hiring of a writer does not mean that the project has been give a go-ahead at the studio.
Black Widow first debuted in MCU in Iron Man 2 and since then has appeared in two Avengers films as well as Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
Scarlett will reprise her character in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.
Schaeffer has written the 2014 Blacklist pick The Shower, a sci-fi action comedy with Anne Hathaway attached to star and produce.
She also wrote Nasty Women, a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring set to star Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.
While DC found success with its first female-fronted stand alone movie in “Wonder Woman”, Marvel is yet to open its account with Brie Larson-starrer Captain Marvel.
If ‘Black Widow’ comes to be a reality, it will be Marvel’s second superhero drama, to be led by a woman.
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First Published: Jan 11, 2018 15:30 IST