Johansson has played the defected Russian spy six times on the big screen so far, starting with an appearance opposite Robert Downey Jr in 2010's Iron Man 2. However, unlike fellow Avengers teammates like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff has never had the opportunity to star in her own movie, instead either being a supporting character or part of an ensemble.
A flashback film tying Widow to modern themes in the next phase of Marvel films is a likely approach, adding in a ton of other characters, so stay tuned for details.More news: Swiss government rules for lobsters to be 'stunned' before being boiled
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The project is reportedly only in its neonatal stage with Jac Schaeffer being hired for writing a script. Schaeffer first found ground with her feature screenwriting debut "TiMER", which she also directed. After years and years of intense demand from fans, ScarJo's beloved Avenger will now get her very own movie and with talk of a possible R-rating to accompany it, people couldn't be more excited. Schaeffer also wrote "Nasty Women", a female-centric remake of Steve Martin and Michael Caine's comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels".
When we last left off with Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War, she had gone on the run from the USA government after helping Captain America and Winter Soldier escape to track down Helmut Zemo. It's a shame that Johansson's Black Widow won't get to be the first since she's already appeared in so many movies and is so great, but hopefully, this means that she will get her own solo movie which she deserves.
The standalone film starring as the titular spy turned Avenger has taken one step closer after Marvel locked down a writer.