MARVEL Hires Writer for BLACK WIDOW Film

Scarlett Johansson stars as Marvel character Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson stars as Marvel character Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow

Now, as Variety reports, that dream may soon be coming true as the Marvel has hired screenwriter Jac Schaeffer ("Olaf's Frozen Adventure") to pen a script.

Not too long ago, there was a time when an executive supposedly vetoed any Black Widow toys for Avengers: Age of Ultron due to the prominent misconception that girls do not buy superhero toys.

Black Widow looks to be finally getting a movie. She's also known for writing a script that has been called Nasty Women (though it has yet to get an official title), the upcoming remake of the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with the cast led by women, including Hathaway. In 2016, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said that Marvel was "committing" to a Black Widow movie.


We're here to report that nothing's really changed on that front, but we do, at least, have a Variety article quoting "sources" that reveals a writer for the yet to be greenlit film. If this comes to fruition, Widow's movie would take place in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is basically a huge question mark at this point. They're looking four years ahead. I also have a lot of things that I want to do. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be.

The 2017 box office was dominated by movies based on comics like Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan. Marvel has yet to comment on the Black Widow story.

There's so much more to the character and a solo-film could explore a number of different possibilities. Unless this turns out to be some sort of prequel/origin story. She's now working with Hathaway on Nasty Women, and has worked on other projects like TiMER and Olaf's Frozen Adventure (calm down, comments section). For now, though, Marvel is off to a good start: hiring a female writer to pen the Black Widow script is the right move, and hopefully a female director will end up behind the camera.

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