'Black Widow' standalone movie finds writer in Jac Schaeffer

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

NATASHA ROMANOVA, a.k.a. the BLACK WIDOW (played by Scarlett Johansson, first introduced in the film universe in 2010) is one of the world's greatest spies and master of disguise and a movie on her would be a good way for MCU to venture into r-rated grounds if it wishes to do so.

At the moment the project hasn't been officially greenlit, but this is a good development for the Black Widow movie.

Marvel President Kevin Feige considered a number of candidates before hiring, Schaeffer, who is an up and coming writer beginning to make a name for herself.

Scarlett will reprise her character in "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers 4".

Recycled footage of the character appeared in Thor: Ragnarok.

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".

Schaeffer recently penned Walt Disney Animation Studios' Olaf's Frozen Adventure.

Schaeffer wrote the remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, titled Nasty Women, which will be made this year and will star Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Meena Rayann and Munich co-star Francisco Labbe. There are now no announced plans for such a film.

Marvel's standalone Black Widow movie might actually happen.

Unfortunately, the initial report didn't give us much to go on, with The Wrap's scoop really only confirming that this thing exists and has a screenwriter in the form of Jac Schaeffer. But think about the other recent additions to the MCU's ever-growing slate that featured a single character's name in the title. "You just have to find it and find what honors what's already there with the source material but also brings it into a more entertaining form for the audience".

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