"Black Widow" Film Enlists Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer

After years of speculation and anticipation, Marvel Studios has now appointed screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to work on the Black Widow solo movie script. Schaeffer was then given the opportunity to then write Nasty Girls, a new take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that Hathaway will also star in.

The report claims that the movie is still in the very early stages of development and that the movie has actually yet to be greenlit.

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's Black Widow comic book series has been a huge hit with fans because it strikes a ideal balance between Romonaff's spy missions and hints of flashbacks from her past. Either way, a Black Widow movie would be a welcome addition. Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige conducted multiple meetings with several screenwriters before eventually deciding on Schaeffer, and Marvel executives apparently met with Johansson to discuss what she wanted from a "Black Widow" film. Hathaway hired Schaeffer after coming across her Black List - the survey of Hollywood's most liked but un-produced screenplays - script of The Shower, a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower. Although Marvel has yet to comment, we hope her hiring means the studio is determined to give Black Widow her own adventure. Edging around the topic was their best bet, and honestly still is, but the longer it's taken the studio to move forward with the film, the less enthusiastic people will ultimately be.

Meanwhile, watch Black Widow kick some a-s-s in the incredible trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.

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Which is why it's such big news that the company seems to be moving closer to making the Black Widow movie a reality.

A martial arts and weapons expert and world class athlete, she defected to the United States and became an agent of SHIELD.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) graduated from their solo franchises to the team-up - and were joined by two other heroes introduced along the way: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Johansson).

This will be the second female-led MCU film, after Brie Larson's Captain Marvel which is set to release next year.


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