A standalone Black Widow movie may finally happen. Marvel hires writer
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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
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Scarlett Johansson has played Black Widow in Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

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