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Marvel Reportedly Developing Standalone 'Black Widow' Movie

12 January 2018, 12:43 | Clyde Nash

Marvel might finally be serious about Black Widow solo flick, reportedly hires writer

Black Widow Solo Movie News Gets The Internet On Its Feet

There are two heroes in the Avengers who haven't headlined their own films yet though: Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye. While the movie is unconfirmed and unannounced, Variety reports that Marvel has found a writer for it: Jac Schaeffer.

Schaeffer's credits include penning the script for the upcoming female-led Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake Nasty Women, which stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

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.

Romanoff was first introduced as a Russian spy, but has since defected to the United States, becoming an agent of the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D and a member of the Avengers, a superhero team. Along with Feige and Johansson, countless number of fans have long prodded Marvel to explore Black Window's origin story.

Black Widow fans have been showing outcry and support for a standalone film ever since Johansson appeared as the character in 2010's "Iron Man 2". The actresses' contract with Marvel studios was to expire after Avengers 4.

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Schaeffer is known for her Black List script The Shower, which is a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower.

We've already seen what kind of magic happens when you place women behind these female superhero movies (just look at Patty Jenkins' directorial brilliance with Wonder Woman), so expectations will be high for this one.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow is, of course, played by Scarlett Johansson. It's taken the actor to appear in six subsequent releases for the studio to finally move forward with the project. If its true then being Black Widow might be best deal in the MCU.

All in all, the most exciting thing here is that Black Widow may be getting a new movie! 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.

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