Johansson's character was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) way back in 2010 when she appeared in "Iron Man 2". Now, it looks like she'll be going over some ideas for the movie with Scarlett Johansson, according to a new report.
It was recently announced that the standalone Black Widow movie was in the very early stages of pre-production with Jac Schaeffer penning the script.
There have been a lot of talks about a potential Black Widow film over the years.
Marvel President Kevin Feige considered a number of candidates before hiring, Schaeffer, who is an up and coming writer beginning to make a name for herself. Since then, she's written the 2014 Blacklist-recognized The Shower (which Anne Hathaway will star in and produce), the upcoming Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake Nasty Women and the Disney short Olaf's Frozen Adventure. Of course, the development of the project will most likely depend on what Schaeffer comes up with but fans have been petitioning for a Black Widow movie for years. Kevin Feige later said that Black Widow was one of the characters that Marvel Studios is "creatively and emotionally" committed to giving solo movie attention to in Phase Four.
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.
Anyway, things might be moving ahead on the Black Widow movie front. 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. As the first female Avenger in the MCU, the character has gained vast popularity, but she has been relegated to a mere supporting player in all the films she has appeared in.