After years of talking about the possibility of seeing a movie that centers around Black Widow, Marvel is actually finally moving forward with the project! According to Variety, the studio has hired an up and coming screenwriter named Jac Schaeffer to write the script, so this is really happening.
I can't help but think that the Jennifer Lawrence Russian assassin film, Red Sparrow, helped push this film project into action. Fans are seeing a lot of similarities between Red Sparrow and Black Widow's past in the recent trailer that was released.
Sources say that the film is very early in development and the movie still hasn't received the greenlight, but having a script written is the first big step in making it happen. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several writers before hiring Schaeffer. Marvel Studio has a direction for the solo film and Schaeffer will attempt to execute that vision.
Schaeffer broke out with her Black List script The Shower, which is a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower which caught the eye of Anne Hathaway, who is attached to star in the film.
Scarlett Johansson has played the character over the course of six films in the MCU. She is next set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. If a solo film is being planned for the character, I guess that means Black Widow will survive Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.
Are you excited to hear that Marvel is moving forward on a Black Widow movie!?