It Looks Like Black Widow's Solo Movie Is Still Happening

Marvel Black Widow movie gets writer in latest move toward greenlight

The lack of a Black Widow movie has become such a running joke over the years that even Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow herself, had to make fun of her disparate lack of representation in toys and spin-offs on Saturday Night Live last year.

According to Variety, the project is in its very early stages and it hasn't been greenlit yet. Marvel Studios saw this opportunity to pursue the new film as the current Phase 3 slate of Marvel films are coming to an end. Considering that Warner Bros. has mostly bungled its recent DC films and Marvel had already introduced Black Widow in multiple movies, that has to rank as one of the bigger upsets of all time. The site notes that Marvel president Kevin Feige met with several possible candidates and Marvel executives spoke with Scarlett Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a writer before Schaeffer was selected.

Marvel Studios is reportedly moving forward with a standalone Black Widow movie, with Jac Schaeffer on board to write the script.

Johansson made her debut as the super-assassin turned superhero way back in the early days of the MCU in 2010's Iron Man 2.

Scarlette Johansson has appeared as Black Widow in six films of the franchise and will be soon seen in the upcoming films "Avengers: Infinity War" and its second part. All that's confirmed is a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, out in the USA 5 July 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3, rumoured for 2020.

As aforementioned, we still have to wait until 2019 to see the release of Captain Marvel. Sadly though, the character was never the main lead previously as she only served in ensemble casts.

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