Black Widow: Marvel Standalone Film Starring Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow, the Marvel standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, will be written by Jac Schaeffer.

Naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone film.

Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before hiring Schaeffer, and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a writer.

Schaeffer is an up and coming scribe who broke out with her Black List script “The Shower,” a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower.

Anne Hathaway was so impressed with her work that she soon tapped Schaeffer to write “Nasty Women,” a new female-centric take on “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” that also stars Hathaway.