Marvel Studios announced the development of a long overdue Black Widow movie this week and Natasha Romanoff herself, Scarlett Johansson will meet with the film's writer soon, according to Variety reporter Justin Kroll. Johansson herself said she would want to make it happen, as has Marvel boss Kevin Feige - reiterating previous year that the company is "creatively and emotionally" committed to developing the spin-off.
This is the first bit of official news about the project moving forward in development, although the insiders did clarify that this does not guarantee it will make it to the big screen.
Recycled footage of the character appeared in Thor: Ragnarok.
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Hathaway then tapped her to write Nasty Women, the remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels she is also starring in, alongside Rebel Wilson.
Schaeffer recently penned Walt Disney Animation Studios' Olaf's Frozen Adventure. Some could see the notion of it being r-rated as a risky idea, since Johansson's appearance in six films, (the next one is in this summer's "Avengers: Infinity War.") which were all family-friendly MCU tent-poles. There are now no announced plans for such a film. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer, and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a "Black Widow" writer.
Unfortunately, the initial report didn't give us much to go on, with The Wrap's scoop really only confirming that this thing exists and has a screenwriter in the form of Jac Schaeffer. But think about the other recent additions to the MCU's ever-growing slate that featured a single character's name in the title.