Black Widow standalone movie finds writer in Jac Schaeffer

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Schaeffer is best known for writing the recent short Olaf's Frozen Adventure, and the 2009 sci-fi romance TiMER which she also directed.

Schaeffer is an up-and-coming screenwriter who gained attention for penning "The Shower", a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower.

Schaeffer wrote the remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, titled Nasty Women, which will be made this year and will star Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Meena Rayann and Munich co-star Francisco Labbe. Of course, actress Scarlett Johansson has mentioned she would play the character if given her own movie.

At long last, the Black Widow standalone film that fans have been begging for since she appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) eight years ago has reportedly taken a promising step by hiring a scriptwriter. He also discussed the idea during a May 2016 Deadline interview in which he highlighted that they had "a lot to do" before having key discussions about projects beyond the 10 movies they already announced bringing them through the end of 2019.

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While Feige couldn't give any guarantees of a Black Widow movie at the time - and still hasn't - he had a lot of great praise for the superhero.

Six more have specific release dates - beginning with February's Black Panther - while the furthest planned film so far is Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 sometime in 2020.

"We think she's an awesome character", Feige told Deadline.

Again, this is hardly something that's going to stop the presses, but it is nice to know that firstly, the gears are in motion and secondly, that Scarlett Johansson looks to be involved in the creative process. "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". As the first female Avenger in the MCU, the character has gained huge popularity, but she has been relegated to a mere supporting player in all the films she has appeared in.