Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige conducted multiple meetings with several screenwriters before eventually deciding on Schaeffer, and Marvel executives apparently met with Johansson to discuss what she wanted from a "Black Widow" film. However what Marvel has reportedly done is look into hiring writers for the movie, in which allegedly Jac Schaeffer has been chosen to take on the movie's script.
According to inside sources, the film "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".
It's looking like a Black Widow solo movie may end up happening after all.
Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson will soon get a standalone film.
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But that's all about to change, because we might actually get a Black Widow movie. Additionally, Schaeffer wrote, directed, and produced the 2009 movie TiMER as he theatrical debut. "She's a lead Avenger and has fantastic stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a stand-alone franchise".
The character originated on the big screen with Scarlett Johansson in "Iron Man 2" and has since appeared in five other Avengers movies.
It's safe to say the Black Widow film won't be out until 2020 since the character is already tied to both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 releasing in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
The only question is if this will fit into Marvel's packed schedule, or if it'll be past the nine movies announced for the next two years.