Marvel Studios announced the development of a long overdue Black Widow movie this week and Natasha Romanoff herself, Scarlett Johansson, will meet with the film’s writer soon, according to Variety reporter Justin Kroll.
Jac Schaeffer is set to write the script centered on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most popular female character. Schaeffer is best known for writing the recent short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and the 2009 sci-fi romance TiMER which she also directed.
Scarlett Johansson and Jac Schaeffer will reportedly meet for the two to discuss their visions for the project. You can check out Kroll’s tweet below.
BLACK WIDOW update: While Jac didn't get a chance to meet with ScarJo before she was tapped to pen BW, hearing the two are likely to sit down at the beginning of next month to talk about the film and how they see it going.
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) January 12, 2018
Scarlett Johansson will next be seen as Natasha Romanoff in the upcoming culmination of the MCU, Avengers: Infinity War. The film also stars Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Hiroyuki Sanada, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters May 4, 2018.