Marvel's Long-Overdue Black Widow Movie Is Finally Taking Shape

Anita Tucker
January 12, 2018

Although the publication's sources say it is still very early in the development process, the move at least brings us closer to an actual film. Marvel also reportedly had a meeting with Johansson to discuss what she wanted from a potential Black Widow screenwriter. Schaeffer is writing the script for Nasty Women, a female-focused spin on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that will also star Hathaway. At a time when we're discussing the patriarchy and pay gap that exists in Hollywood nearly every other day, a character like Black Widow played by an actor such as Johansson being put on the back burner fees particularly egregious, in some ways.

We'll see Black Widow again this summer when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters.

Turns out, Marvel Studios is now serious about making a standalone Black Widow movie.

Don't get too excited just yet, as we don't actually have a release date for the film. Along with Feige and Johansson, countless number of fans have long prodded Marvel to explore Black Window's origin story.

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Johansson first starred as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 all the way back in 2010. Despite critical review of her past Marvel performances, Johansson has a history of popular films. Film studios have been famously reluctant to greenlight films with a female superhero for years, though with the huge success of Wonder Woman last year it is likely that this particular trend may be subject to change.

However, as reported by The Wrap, "Blacklist" screenwriter Schaeffer has been hired by Marvel to work on a script, suggesting it could eventually become a reality. She was responsible for the screenplay of the Frozen short Olaf's Frozen Adventure, which aired in theatres in front of Coco before being pulled by Disney after backlash on social media. Sadly though, the character was never the main lead previously as she only served in ensemble casts.

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.

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