Is Marvel Finally Getting Serious About a Black Widow Movie?

Is Marvel Finally Getting Serious About a Black Widow Movie?

Marvel Studios is moving forward with the Black Widow solo movie fans have clamored for since Scarlett Johansson first debuted as Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - but now it's too late.

Marvel fans have finally gotten the news they've been eagerly waiting to hear for years: the confirmation of a stand-alone Black Widow movie.

Johansson's next known appearance as Black Widow comes just a few months from now when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4. Although Marvel has yet to comment, we hope her hiring means the studio is determined to give Black Widow her own adventure. Diversity is something which they are willing to change with Black Panther coming next month set to be the first Marvel film with a mostly black cast and Captain Marvel also in development with Brie Larson as the titular character. Either way, a Black Widow movie would be a welcome addition.

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We're more optimistic now that Schaeffer has boarded the project.

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Variety reports that Jac Schaeffer has been hired to write the film, which would star Scarlett Johansson as the spy-turned-Avenger.

As per Variety, Marvel has at last made a decision to pay heed to all those fans who have wondered at some point why Johansson's Black Widow character can't have her own film. After all, she has previously appeared in the likes of Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldiers, Spider-Man: Homecoming and many more, so why hasn't she been given the same opportunities as the rest of the Marvel clan?!

But it seems Scar-Jo's deal must be different to the other contracts that are more firmly ending at the end of Avengers 4, as The Wrap report has her in position to star once more as the ass-kicking Russian defector.

Johansson herself was also brought in to discuss her own ambitions for the character and what she'd like to see in a standalone film. And it's very possible that what she turns in either doesn't work, or gets rewritten by someone else.

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