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Marvel hires Jac Schaeffer to pen potential Black Widow film

Marvel hires Jac Schaeffer to pen potential Black Widow film

Schaeffer is the writer behind films such as "The Shower", which has Anne Hathaway now attached as a star as well as "Nasty Women", her remake of the film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", which is expected to also star Hathaway as well as Rebel Wilson.

Fans will have to wait and see which direction Marvel takes with the Black Widow film, and if it ends up being R-rated.

Johansson has been campaigning for a Black Widow standalone movie for years, and new reports suggest that it may happen in the not-too-distant future.

Scarlett Johansson has starred as Natasha Romanoff's alter ego in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - including appearances in the likes of "Iron Man 2" and "Captain America: Winter Soldier" - but a stand-alone blockbuster has never been confirmed. Along with Feige and Johansson, countless number of fans have long prodded Marvel to explore Black Window's origin story. And finally, her standalone film could be moving forward. According to Variety, up and coming screenwriter Jac Schaeffer has been assigned script duties for the film.

Marvel has yet to officially greenlight the pic; there have been 17 MCU films to date, starting with the original Iron Man in 2008, the most recent being November's Thor Ragnarok.

Hathaway loved working with Schaeffer so much she brought the writer on board to pen "Nasty Women", a female take on the the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", which started Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

"Of the characters [in Captain America: Civil War] I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow", Feige told Deadline at the time. The character is set to return in Avengers: Infinity War.

Schaeffer's resume also includes the Disney Frozen short, Olaf's Frozen Adventure.

Back in 2014, Marvel promised "development work" on a Black Widow story was being done. Within the juggernaut franchise, through films of varying quality, she's evolved into a complex character, whose loyalty and choices can determine the outcome of the fiercest battles.


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