Since Scarlett Johansson first starred in 2010's Iron Man 2, fans have been clamoring for a Black Widow standalone movie, seemingly to no avail, despite Kevin Feige saying discussions were taking place. Schaeffer was then given the opportunity to then write Nasty Girls, a new take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that Hathaway will also star in. Feige and Johansson have spent the years since Black Widow's Iron Man 2 debut insisting the film was always a possibility, but this is the first time the studio has moved forward on the project visibly.
Johansson's Black Widow will next appear in the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, which arrives in Australia on April 25 and opens in the U.S. on May 4.
Whatever the case, a writer has finally been hired, according to Variety, with Jac Schaeffer landing the gig. That's precisely why fans have been begging for a Black Widow solo movie ever since then, to explore the character much the same way as numerous other big Avengers were in their own outing.
Scarlett next depicts Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War, which reaches theaters in May (18).
Beloved superhero character Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff might be getting her own solo film at Marvel.
A martial arts and weapons expert and world class athlete, she defected to the USA and became an agent of SHIELD. I've been living this story with these people for 10 years through ups and downs. Well, she can shoot her gun real good and is fairly good at gymnastics.
Fans will have to wait and see which direction Marvel takes with the Black Widow film, and if it ends up being R-rated. Despite critical review of her past Marvel performances, Johansson has a history of popular films.
At long last, the company may have selected the right screenwriter for the job.
The Black Widow has played second fiddle to Tony Stark and Steve Rogers in their sequels and she arguably had the most personal story in Avengers: Age of Ultron.