At the moment the project hasn't been officially greenlit, but this is a good development for the Black Widow movie. Johansson herself said she would want to make it happen, as has Marvel boss Kevin Feige - reiterating a year ago that the company is "creatively and emotionally" committed to developing the spin-off. Thor: Ragnarok was basically a cosmic buddy-cop outing with Thor and Hulk; Spider-Man: Homecoming heavily featured Iron Man, who served as the web-slinger's mentor; and as for Captain America: Civil War - well, that was basically just Avengers 2.5. The Disney short "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" is another brainchild of Schaeffer.
Hathaway then tapped her to write Nasty Women, the remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels she is also starring in, alongside Rebel Wilson. While the news has already created a huge wave of excitement among the fans of the scarlet-haired badass assassin, speculations about the movie being an excellent opportunity for the Marvel cinematic universe to enter the R-rated territory have also emerged. One possible option would be to tell a prequel story covering one of the Widow's pre-Avengers covert ops, so don't take this news as a guarantee of her surviving Infinity War... Should it advance into production, it will be the studio's second female-centric standalone movie following "Captain Marvel".
The highly anticipated "Black Widow" standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson has roped in Jac Schaeffer to pen the script.
Unfortunately, the initial report didn't give us much to go on, with The Wrap's scoop really only confirming that this thing exists and has a screenwriter in the form of Jac Schaeffer.