Black Widow could be the next superhero to get a standalone movie. Marvel has reportedly hired a writer to pen the script for the film focusing on the heroine, who has been played by Scarlett Johannson in multiple “Avengers” movies.
According to multiple sources, Marvel President Kevin Feige already met several writers before picking Jac Schaeffer. The studio executives then had a meeting with Johansson to discuss what they expected the movie to be like.
Currently untitled, the Black Widow flick is still in very early development. It still hasn’t been green-lit, but with a writer already on board, the possibility of the film moving forward is very high.
Schaeffer is a relateively new writer. His most notable work includes the script for “The Shower”, which tells the story of an alien invasion duing a baby shower. The story impressed Anne Hathaway, who went on to sign herself up for the pic and tap Schaeffer for “Nasty Women”, a new version of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, which she also stars.
Marvel has yet to comment on the reports of the Black Widow movie. There’s still no word either on when fans get to see it in theaters, but the heroine will once again appear on the big screen in “Avengers: Infinity War” that’s set to come out this summer.