Expert spy, athlete, and assassin, Natasha Romanova – popularly known as Black Widow, from Marvel Comics will soon have her own movie. Variety reported that the standalone movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, is in the works with Jac Schaeffer writing the script.
While it is still in the development stage, Variety further reported that Marvel’s President Kevin Feige met several potential writers before zeroing in on Schaeffer. Johansson has starred as the fictional superhero in six films, the next one being this year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Schaeffer is a film director, producer and screenwriter known for her 2009 feature film debut TiMER. She is also the writer for the upcoming film Nasty Women, starring Anne Hathaway, which is a remake of the 1988 comedy film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Meanwhile, here are some of the reactions to the Black Widow film:
Is today the single greatest day in Marvel film history? I think yes.#BlackWidow standalone movie confirmed: https://t.co/21rfIoY53z#BlackPanther outselling all other Marvel films in advanced tickets: https://t.co/sDgr1Ufyip pic.twitter.com/vfBwaHRY8C
— Zack Sharf (@ZSharf) January 10, 2018
No one deserves this more than Scarlett Johansson, she was literally the first female superhero introduced in the mcu #BlackWidow
— ✿destiny✿ (@worthywidow) January 11, 2018
*live footage of Scarlett Johansson taking off her disguise after coercing Marvel into tapping a writer on her solo movie after propping up their other heroes for years* #BlackWidow pic.twitter.com/83m0sVLKSv
— Nirat (@NiratAnop) January 10, 2018
— 🦂 (( Fitzy)) 🦂 (@TheFknLizrdKing) January 10, 2018
So APPARENTLY there is a #BlackWidow movie in the works. FINALLY! And I know a lot of people are like, “Oh, DC did it first!” BUT, this isn’t a Marvel VS DC tweet.Honestly, I feel like #WonderWoman would be congratulating BW on getting a film. Solidarity against the Patriarchy. pic.twitter.com/RJ08PqEUgC
— Dakota Shain Byrd🧜🏻♂️ (@ShainByrd) January 10, 2018
LOOK! They’re developing a #BlackWidow movie with a woman screenwriter!
— Kim Shumway (@kimshum) January 10, 2018
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