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Marvel Hires Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer To Work On 'Black Widow' Script

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Jeannette Daniel | 11 January, 2018, 09:28

According to the report, which cites unnamed sources, the Black Widow movie is only in the "very early" development stages. After years of speculation and anticipation, Marvel Studios has now appointed screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to work on the Black Widow solo movie script. When Wonder Woman came to DC and Captain Marvel was pushed through Marvel, the reality of a Black Widow movie seemed to be more and more likely. Schaeffer is writing the script for Nasty Women, a female-focused spin on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that will also star Hathaway.

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.


Variety reports that Marvel Studios is moving forward with a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. She is perhaps best known so far for the 2009 movie TiMER, a sci-fi comedy that she wrote, directed and produced. "She's a lead Avenger and has unbelievable stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise". This is a flawless opportunity for Marvel Studios to play with genres other than strict superheroics, much like they did with space opera/light comedy in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Johansson made her debut as the super-assassin turned superhero way back in the early days of the MCU in 2010's Iron Man 2. Johansson would return to play the character that she has played in six films now, with a seventh coming in Avengers: Infinity War. "We've announced the next nine movies... through to the end of 2019".

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