Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Marvel Black Widow movie gets writer in latest move toward greenlight

“Black Widow” Film Enlists Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer “Black Widow” Film Enlists Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer
Diane Mills | 11 January, 2018, 09:27

Schaeffer has just a few Hollywood credits under her belt, though Marvel has a track record of betting on relatively untested talent for its superhero movies. The magazine describes the film as in "very early development" with no green light as of yet, but also mentions that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was personally involved in the process of finding a writer, which is a good sign the studio is taking this seriously. Black Widow, who is portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Forget the Avengers for now: Black Widow might finally be getting her own movie, and there's no assembling required. Schaeffer has more than a few successes under her belt, having written Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson's upcoming Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, Nasty Woman, and the Olaf's Frozen Adventure short.

Schaeffer made her feature filmmaking debut with the 2009 Tribeca film TiMER which starred Emma Caulfield in an offbeat, slightly sci-fi romantic comedy.

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Variety recently announced that Marvel Studios has a Black Widow standalone film in the early stages of development, reporting that Timer director and Blacklist screenwriter Jac Schaeffer is now working on the script.

We've already seen what kind of magic happens when you place women behind these female superhero movies (just look at Patty Jenkins' directorial brilliance with Wonder Woman), so expectations will be high for this one. Black Widow was first featured in 2010's "Iron Man 2" and has since appeared in many Marvel's films, including "The Avengers" films, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Captain America: Civil War". "We've announced the next nine movies... through to the end of 2019". "We think she's an incredible character".

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