Not too long ago, there was a time when an executive supposedly vetoed any Black Widow toys for Avengers: Age of Ultron due to the prominent misconception that girls do not buy superhero toys.
According to TheWrap, Marvel Studios has tapped Blacklist screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to pen a Black Widow solo film starring Scarlett Johansson who has portrayed the character in various Marvel Studios films since 2010.
Schaeffer made her feature screenwriting debut with the 2009 Tribeca film “TiMER,” which she also directed. She wrote the 2014 Blacklist pick “The Shower,” a female-centric sci-fi action comedy with Anne Hathaway attached to star and produce, as well as “Nasty Women,” a remake of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at MGM set to star Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Schaeffer most recently penned the Disney short “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” which played before screenings of Pixar’s “Coco.”
In a Vanity Fair piece, Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said the studio has “20 movies on the docket.” Given the character’s rise in popularity with mainstream audiences since debuting in Iron Man 2 it wouldn’t be completely surprising to learn that a Black Widow film is on the agenda.
Let’s just hope there won’t be anyone to block toys or merch for the film!
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