Jac Schaeffer To Pen Marvel’s “Black Widow”

It looks like the solo “Black Widow” movie is finally happening with a new report indicating Jac Schaeffer (“TiMER,” “Nasty Women”) has been hired to pen the project for Marvel Studios. Variety cautions the standalone film is still in the very early stages of development and has yet to receive the green light.

However, Marvel’s Kevin Feige reportedly hand-picked Schaeffer after meeting with several candidates, and the studio has already discussed a potential solo outing with actress Scarlett Johansson who will reprise the titular role she’s played in multiple films now.

Marvel has yet to really unveil its Phase 4 slate which kicks off with a second “Spider-Man Homecoming” in July 2019 and a third “Guardians of the Galaxy” in early 2020. After that point, it’s not clear what will come next meaning the earliest potential for a “Black Widow” film would be late 2020.