It was announced last week that Jac Schaeffer, best known for writing the script for the 2009 film TiMER, would pen the script for a solo Black Widow movie for Marvel.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige met with several candidates before deciding on Schaeffer. He also met with Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson to discuss what the direction of her character would be in her solo outing. The two talented ladies have yet to meet but that will change in the near future. According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, Schaeffer and Johansson are set to meet next month to discuss the film.
Black Widow made her MCU debut in Iron Man 2 and has been a mainstay of the universe ever since. Many fans have been calling for a solo film for the character for some time and it appears to be moving forward rather quickly.
No release date has been set but many are speculating the film will release sometime during Phase 4 of the MCU. If you can’t stand to wait to see Natasha Romanoff again on the big screen, she will appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War with a great new haircut.
“AS THE AVENGERS AND THEIR ALLIES HAVE CONTINUED TO PROTECT THE WORLD FROM THREATS TOO LARGE FOR ANY ONE HERO TO HANDLE, A NEW DANGER HAS EMERGED FROM THE COSMIC SHADOWS: THANOS. A DESPOT OF INTERGALACTIC INFAMY, HIS GOAL IS TO COLLECT ALL SIX INFINITY STONES, ARTIFACTS OF UNIMAGINABLE POWER, AND USE THEM TO INFLICT HIS TWISTED WILL ON ALL OF REALITY. EVERYTHING THE AVENGERS HAVE FOUGHT FOR HAS LED UP TO THIS MOMENT – THE FATE OF EARTH AND EXISTENCE ITSELF HAS NEVER BEEN MORE UNCERTAIN.”
The film stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.