Black Widow Solo Film Hires Writer — A Step Closer to Production
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanded to round off the Avengers supporting cast outside of the premiere members of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk, there were clamor for a solo female superhero film in the MCU. At first, many thought that it would be Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character, will spin off a solo title on her own based on the many slated films across the phases of the MCU.
The first female superhero film in the MCU will ultimately fall to Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers that will release in 2019 after Avengers: Infinity War where actress Brie Larson is set to star and will become only the second female superhero film after DC’s Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot. With the future of the MCU wide open after their acquisition of FOX where the X-Men and Fantastic Four are coming home to the same corporate movie umbrella under Disney, it would seem yet again that a Black Widow film is indefinitely shelved.
Today, Variety reports that a standalone Black Widow film is closer to production with the hiring of Jac Schaeffer (Black List) as the screenwriter in providing the first draft script for the Black Widow movie. The report comes after the release of the spy thriller film, Red Sparrow trailer that stars Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men Apocalypse) was released online and one of the many reactions were pointing to the strong clamor of finally having a Natasha Romanoff movie.
Marvel Studios has picked Blacklist Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to write “Black Widow,” the first solo film featuring the marvel superhero played since 2010 by Scarlett Johansson — @elmayimbe https://t.co/AYIpLh0b0c
— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) January 10, 2018
With a writer reported to be hired, the Black Widow solo film is gaining steam as actress Scarlett Johnson is a fan favorite when it comes to the MCU. After debuting in Iron Man 2, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow has played an important support role in the two Avengers films and was a co-star of Chris Evans in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier film.
If given the green light, Black Widow will become only the second female-led film under the MCU.