Skip to comments.Marvel’s Standalone ‘Black Widow’ Movie Gains Momentum With Jac Schaeffer Writing
Posted on 01/10/2018 5:51:02 PM PST by EdnaMode
Marvel is finally pushing ahead with the highly anticipated Black Widow standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, with Jac Schaeffer penning the script.
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.
Hathaway was so impressed with her work that she soon tapped Schaeffer to write Nasty Women, a new female-centric take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that also stars Hathaway.
Marvel had no comment.
Fans of the character have been pushing for her to get own movie since she first appeared in Iron Man 2 and with the latest phase of Marvel films coming to a close, Marvel saw this as the best time to move forward with the project.
Johansson has appeared as the character in six films, the next one being this summers Avengers: Infinity War.
Schaeffer is repped by Verve and Writ Large.
Oh boy, another comic book movie with some liberal douche actperson.
What is a standalone movie? Why do they appear to be merging two words together?
It probably means that they’re not planning any sequels, and may not tie it into the greater Marvel cinematic universe.
Holdmywood and its product.
Shouldn’t “Black Widow” have black tranny as a star to avoid being racist, sexist, etc.?
But, but, but...Black Widow is a (gasp) Russian!
(at least she was in the comics; I don’t watch the movies)
Any recommendations for the lead in the upcoming 'Black Panther'?
a new female-centric take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that also stars Hathaway.
Just what the world needs....
I’m SO tired of pretty little girls beating up big ugly guys.
The love child of pajama boy and orpah winfrey?
The worst part of The Avengers. No super powers but can take on armies of commandos.
PC douchebaggery. Any movie with Black Widow as the sole lead will be a flop.
I want to barf every time I see preview for Sony’s upcoming “Proud Mary”.
I have had enough of this BS.
Regardless, Scarlett Johansson is most definitely NOT GUILTY.
The funny part is I have been watching their half in the bag reviews.
Supporting character at best. The trailer will have to be better than the one for Black Panther. The new Avengers trailer looked pretty good.
Haven’t they learned she can’t carry a movie on her own?
Better let Roger Corman direct this one if they want to cover their budget.
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