Marvel Studios Has Reportedly Brought on a Writer For a BLACK WIDOW Movie

Ever since actress Scarlett Johansson first appeared as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. the Black Widow, in 2010's IRON MAN 2, fans have wondered if she would ever get her own solo film. Nearly a decade has passed and it seems Marvel Studios would never make this movie — although studio head Kevin Feige constantly said with the right story it would happen at some point. Now it appears it is finally taking a step in the direction of becoming reality.

According to Variety and TheWrap, the studio has not yet green lit this BLACK WIDOW movie project but they have hired on writer Jac Schaeffer to write a script. Variety writes:

"Sources say this is still very early development, as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic. 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. 
"Schaeffer is an up and coming scribe who broke out with her Black List script “The Shower,” a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower which caught the eye of Anne Hathaway, who quickly attached herself to star in the pic."

Johansson will next be seen as the Black Widow in this May's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.