Sources tell the outlet Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has tapped Jac Schaeffer to write the script after interviewing several screenwriters, with Scarlett also participating in talks surrounding the selection of the writer. Featuring the story of an alien invasion happening during a baby shower, the script got the attention of Anne Hathaway who has attached herself to star in the movie. And Marvel itself seemed to agree; the intriguing hints about Black Widow's past in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron seemed like a teaser for the movie to come.
Turns out, Marvel Studios is now serious about making a standalone Black Widow movie. Would you like a solo Black Widow film to be made?
As per Variety, Marvel has at last chose to pay heed to all those fans who have wondered at some point why Johansson's Black Widow character can't have her own film. It's taken the actor to appear in six subsequent releases for the studio to finally move forward with the project.
Marvel might finally be serious about Black Widow solo flick, reportedly hires writer
However, DC beat Marvel to the punch and released Wonder Woman in 2017 to a lot of fan and critical praise. Is it how much effort you have to put in to not see the upcoming Red Sparrow movie as another studio stealing their thunder? It's a shame really, as Captain America: Winter Soldier was a smaller scale (well, compared to most of the MCU) story and is held up by fans as one of the best entries into the universe. The second, which Hathaway commissioned, is a female-centric take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, titled Nasty Women. It has been said that Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 will be game changers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Schaeffer's resume also includes the Disney Frozen short, Olaf's Frozen Adventure. Within the juggernaut franchise, through films of varying quality, she's evolved into a complex character, whose loyalty and choices can determine the outcome of the fiercest battles.
Considering that the "Black Widow" movie is still in development, Marvel has yet to announce any other information relating to it.