Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the moment we’ve been waiting for for YEARS is finally here!
MARVEL Studios has officially set a writer to pen a standalone solo movie for the extremely popular character Black Widow.
According to a report, MARVEL has recruited TiMER writer/director Jac Schaffer to pen the script. Now, this doesn’t mean that the movie has officially been given the green-light but the fact that the studio is moving towards a solo effort for the beloved character is a huge thing.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in “Captain America: Civil War”
Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with Iron Man 2 (2010). The super-spy quickly became a fan-favorite owing to the perfect balance of badass and sass lent by star Scarlett Johansson.
Since then, Johansson has appeared in the role in movies like The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). She is due to reprise the role in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel.
More Like Blonde Widow, Eh?
Ever since her first appearance in the MCU, MARVEL Head Kevin Feige and Johansson have been talking about how interested they are in making a solo movie for the character and both of them decided to go with Schaeffer after deciding what they want from the character as well as how they want to further see its growth in the stand-alone film.
Schaeffer is an up and coming scribe who broke out with her Black List script “The Shower,” a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower which caught the eye of Anne Hathaway, who quickly attached herself to star in the movie.
In a time where last year’s Wonder Woman made huge bucks at the box-office all the while being a critical darling, it becomes all the more essential for MARVEL to follow suit and sate the clamoring of people who have been asking for cinema that’s more representational overall.
We are psyched with this development. What about you? Let us know in the comments below!