Though still in early development, the project still gives hope for fans of Natasha Romanoff a.k.a Black Widow, the Russian spy who later defected to the United States. And while Marvel wouldn't comment to Variety (or us) to confirm if that's true - if it is, it would mark the first actual movement on a film fans have been wanting for years.
Turns out, Marvel Studios is now serious about making a standalone Black Widow movie. She broke out with her Black List script "The Shower", a comedy about an alien invasion during a baby shower which has Anne Hathaway attached to star in and produce. Schaeffer has previously worked on smaller films like TiMER, Mr. Stache and Olaf's Frozen Adventure, and the Black Widow project will be her first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Schaeffer stepped into the feature film industry with her 2009 pic TiMER, which she wrote and directed. "She's a lead Avenger and has fantastic stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise".
Marvel Studios has done a lot of great things, but its resume of movies have all had male leads in them thus far.
The character originated on the big screen with Scarlett Johansson in "Iron Man 2" and has since appeared in five other Avengers movies. The decision came under the collaboration of actress Scarlett Johansson, who has already played Black Widow in 6 films, as well as the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
The only question is if this will fit into Marvel's packed schedule, or if it'll be past the nine movies announced for the next two years. Tell us what you think below.