Eight years after making her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow could finally be getting her own standalone film.
Momentum is building for the potential Scarlett Johansson-led solo project as sources tell EW that Marvel has tapped Jac Schaeffer to pen the screenplay.
If Black Widow comes to fruition, it will mark Marvel’s second female-fronted superhero movie, following Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, set for release March 8, 2019.
Johansson debuted as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, the Russian spy-turned-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in 2010’s Iron Man 2. Ever since, the character has been one of the MCU’s most important assets, with Johansson starring in six films, including the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, which opens May 4.
This Story Originally Appeared On Entertainment Weekly