Marvel's 'Black Widow' Movie Looks More Likely After Landing Writer

Black Widow Movie Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow Movie Scarlett Johansson

We're here to report that nothing's really changed on that front, but we do, at least, have a Variety article quoting "sources" that reveals a writer for the yet to be greenlit film. And while Marvel wouldn't comment to Variety (or us) to confirm if that's true - if it is, it would mark the first actual movement on a film fans have been wanting for years.

Marvel President Kevin Feige reportedly talked to several candidates, ultimately choosing Schaeffer, who wrote "The Shower" and is on board to write "Nasty Women". According to reports, Marvel Studios has hired writer Jac Schaeffer to work on a script for the first stand-alone movie starring Scarlett Johansson.

In the hugely popular superhero media franchise and the shared universe, Marvel has already churned out box-office hits like Iron-Man, Ant-Man, Captain America and the upcoming "Black Panther" as well TV series like "Marvel's Agents of Shield", "Marvel's Runaways", the Netflix show "Daredevil" etc. Actress Johansson is said to have met with a handful of Marvel executives to discuss their hopes for what the eventual Black Widow scribe will do with the film and how they might approach the character's story.

The lack of a Black Widow movie has become such a running joke over the years that even Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow herself, had to make fun of her disparate lack of representation in toys and spin-offs on Saturday Night Live last year. Sadly though, the character was never the main lead previously as she only served in ensemble casts.

Ever since the appearance of such a strong female superhero, fans have been pushing to see Black Widow in her own movie.

As aforementioned, we still have to wait until 2019 to see the release of Captain Marvel.

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