A new report over at The Wrap has revealed that Marvel Studios is finally working on a standalone Black Widow movie.
According to the trade, Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to pen a solo movie focusing on the fan-favorite spy played by Scarlett Johansson. Schaeffer is best known for her work on the 2009 sci-fi romance TiMER, which she wrote and directed, as well as the recent short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
Fans have been asking for a Black Widow movie since her debut in 2010’s Iron Man 2, but the character has so far only appeared in a supporting role in the two Avengers movies and other standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe features. Johansson has previously explained that the busy schedules of both herself and Marvel Studios had been a roadblock for a Black Widow solo film.
Johansson’s Black Widow can next be seen in this summer’s Marvel mega-event Avengers: Infinity War. The character is already confirmed to appear in the yet-to-be-titled fourth Avengers movie, which opens on May 3, 2019.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2017.
Source: The Wrap
10 Best Marvel & DC Comics of 2017
The 2017 box office was dominated by movies based on comics like Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan. Awards season is right around the corner and last year’s movies will be be competing for Oscars and Golden Globes soon enough. But, the amazing comic books from last year won’t formally be recognized until July when the Eisner Awards take place at San Diego Comic-Con.
There were some amazing books released this past year, by both large and small publishers, but the big two released a solid lineup of great comics. With DC Rebirth continuing to go strong and Marvel seguing over to Legacy after last year’s disappointing Secret Empire event, the comic book landscape seems to be moving in the right direction. If 2017 was this good for comics, 2018 is only going to be better as new writers and artists start getting their hands on everyone’s favorite characters.
Hit Next to learn more about the 10 best comics published by Marvel and DC in 2017.