Marvel's Standalone 'Black Widow' Movie Gains Momentum With Jac Schaeffer Writing

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Apparently, Marvel President, Kevin Feige, had met with a number of writers before opting for Schaeffer who's already impressed people in Hollywood with her Black Listed script, The Shower, which is now in the works with Anne Hathaway set to star.

Actress Scarlett Johansson will meet with Black Widow screenwriter Jac Schaeffer in February to discuss the Avenger's first solo outing, Variety's Justin Kroll reports.

Schaeffer's resume also includes the Disney Frozen short, Olaf's Frozen Adventure. The project is still in early development stages and has not yet received a green light to be produced. It's a shame that Johansson's Black Widow won't get to be the first since she's already appeared in so many movies and is so great, but hopefully, this means that she will get her own solo movie which she deserves.

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Her seventh turn rolls around next May with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War. The studio, meanwhile, went on to produce and release more male-led standalone movies for its tried and tested superheroes like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, as well as brand new characters like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange. Should it advance into production, it will be the studio's second female-centric standalone movie following "Captain Marvel".

However, despite Black Widow's prominence in the MCU and her popularity among fans, Romanoff continued to be relegated to the sidelines with supporting roles.

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 pic. She is now developing "Nasty Women", a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, and Alex Sharp.

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