Black Widow standalone movie gets a scriptwriter

Marvel Black Widow movie gets writer in latest move toward greenlight

Word broke out today that Marvel's finally working on a Black Widow movie for Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanova, and it looks like the internet is going wild.

With Marvel deciding to go in with the demands of innumerable Black Widow fans, the studio promised to make a standalone movie for Romanoff two years ago. The magazine describes the film as in "very early development" with no green light as of yet, but also mentions that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was personally involved in the process of finding a writer, which is a good sign the studio is taking this seriously. But Variety says Feige met with several writers before choosing Schaeffer, who was on the prestigious Black List for her comedy The Shower, which has Anne Hathaway attached. After years of speculation and anticipation, Marvel Studios has now appointed screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to work on the Black Widow solo movie script.

This isn't the first time we've heard rumors about a standalone Black Widow movie.

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Schaeffer stepped into the feature film industry with her 2009 pic TiMER, which she wrote and directed. Schaeffer is writing the script for Nasty Women, a female-focused spin on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that will also star Hathaway.

Now, we just need to see if Scarlett actually gets paid more than any male actors in her own headliner.

Johansson has appeared as Natalia Romanov/Black Widow in six Marvel Studios films which include Jon Favreau's "IRON MAN 2", Joss Whedon's "THE AVENGERS" and "AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON", Joe and Anthony Russo's "CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER", "CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR" and this summer's "AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR". "We've announced the next nine movies... through to the end of 2019".

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