It looks like the new highly-popular Marvel trend that is upon us is the gift that keeps on giving. It seems like every day when we wake up there is a new hero being given a spotlight, either as a series or as a movie. And rightfully so. These shows and movies have all been amazing: The Punisher, Luke Cage, and The Daredevil to name just a few. And here comes yet another one on the horizon! Marvel’s Black Widow is apparently making moves to make a movie a reality. With Scarlet Johansson reprising her role at the helm!
Variety reports that Jac Schaeffer, who has been hired to write the film, is again casting Johansson as the badass spy-turned-Avenger. As of this moment the film doesn’t have an official green light, and certainly not a release date. However… it is still pretty exciting! Since the character made her first appearance in 2010 in Iron Man 2, the fans have been anxiously awaiting Black Widow’s own spotlight on the screen.
Schaeffer is currently working on a Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, he is the writer and director of 2009 sci-fi rom-com Timer, and he worked with Disney on “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”. Her involvement with this Black Widow undertaking marks this as the rare Marvel film that has a female director. Despite Black Widow’s popularity amongst the fans, she has consistently been relegated to supporting roles over the course of nearly ten years.
It looks bad. Marvel keeps churning out one male Marvel superhero after another these days. Some even joked that when the upcoming Red Sparrow was announced that it was the Black Widow movie that Marvel wouldn’t release. Even though MCU has done a lot right, many think that they have dragged their feet in regards to female superheroes, despite the fact that DC’s Wonder Woman became the highest grossing superhero flick in 2017. Marvel needs to step up its female superhero game, and they should start with the Black Widow!