A standalone Black Widow movie may finally happen. Marvel hires writer

Black Widow Movie Scarlett Johansson

In 2014, Variety reported that Marvel Studios had a Black Widow film in development, but that the company put a hold on it in October of that year to focus on the recently announced Captain Marvel. 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. In 2013, when asked whether the Marvel Cinematic Universe would produce a solo film for a female superhero soon, president Kevin Feige said that Marvel was not now planning to, but it was possible.

The Black Widow standalone film will be Johansson's eighth film as the character.

Not too long ago, there was a time when an executive supposedly vetoed any Black Widow toys for Avengers: Age of Ultron due to the prominent misconception that girls do not buy superhero toys. And finally, her standalone film could be moving forward.

There has been a lot of speculation about whether Marvel will be wandering into R-rated territory anytime soon, particularly after Sony's Tom Hardy-led Venom project and the Deadpool franchise. Hathaway is also set to star in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" remake "Nasty Woman" written by Schaeffer.

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"Of the characters [in Captain America: Civil War] I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow", Feige told Deadline at the time. According to The Wrap, Marvel Studios has hired Blacklist screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to write a script for the project, which would become only Marvel's second female-led stand-alone.

If the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer gave you chills - and let's be honest, if the action didn't do it, then Chris Evans beard probably did the trick! - you're going to freak out over this news.

A martial arts and weapons expert and world class athlete, she defected to the United States and became an agent of SHIELD. Schaeffer also wrote the recent Olaf's Frozen Adventure short which premiered in front of Pixar's Coco.

All in all, the most exciting thing here is that Black Widow may be getting a new movie!

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