Marvel talking about standalone Black Widow flick.

Alternate titleMarvel tacitly concedes Black Widow will survive Infinity War.

Marvel is finally pushing ahead with the highly anticipated “Black Widow” standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, with Jac Schaeffer penning the script.

Sources say this is still very early development, as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer, and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a “Black Widow” writer.



Seriously, Alyssa Rosenberg’s talents were wasted on ThinkProgress.

Better by far that the Washington Post snapped her up.  Alyssa Rosenberg, on her positive reaction to The Avengers’ Black Widow character, and other people’s negative reactions to the same character’s development:

…ultimately that’s a great deal of what I want from my female action heroes: that they not be required to take off their femininity when they suit up for battle, and that they not be required to leave it hanging in the closet when they return from the wars. Certainly, there are some female characters for whom violence may be straightforward and have few other implications for their senses of self. But isn’t the whole point of having women as well as men be superheroes and swordfighters that they bring a new range of perspectives to our experiences of these very old stories?


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