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'Black Widow' Rumors: Marvel Pinpoints A Scriptwriter For Standalone Film

'Black Widow' Rumors: Marvel Pinpoints A Scriptwriter For Standalone Film

Marvel's First Lady - Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) - is finally receiving her own solo adventure after years of playing second fiddle to the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk.

Marvel president Kevin Feige met with a handful of other candidates before picking Schaeffer, and Marvel executives have also discussed their expectations of what a Black widow standalone film would look like.

Schaeffer's screenwriting credits include the 2009 romantic sci-fi film TiMER, the Black List alien invasion comedy The Shower, and upcoming Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake Nasty Women.

Still, it's a promising development for a movie fans have been clamoring for since, oh, about 2008, when the character made her first big-screen appearance in Iron Man 2. It's unclear if the Black Widow movie would be set in the present day period, or if it would turn back the clock and show us one of her missions as a spy, be it for S.H.I.E.L.D. or the KGB.

It appears that Marvel has brought in Schaeffer to put together a script and is waiting to see what she produces before deciding whether to move forward. Well, it seems that the big bosses of Marvel have heard are pleas, and are now in talks to give Black Widow her own movie. I think there's a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. Age of Ultron, arguably one of the MCU's most frustrating offerings in terms of cohesive storylines, delivered a sliver of backstory for the character, but it was largely undermined by the aforementioned cringe factor of a romantic subplot that nobody asked for or really embraced since. 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. Despite critical review of her past Marvel performances, Johansson has a history of popular films.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2017.

The news comes two years after Feige said that the company is "creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow".

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