A Black Widow Solo Movie Is *Finally* Coming To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Can we get a collective ‘hell yeah’? Over eight years after she was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like Black Widow is finally going to get her own movie. Fans have only been asking for a solo Black Widow movie ever since Iron Man 2… aka 2010. There has been talk about making a standalone film featuring the character, but nothing concrete had happened until now.

Scarlett Johannson has played the character since her introduction in the MCU, and she’s been incredible since Day One. Black Widow has been a crucial part in the Avengers team, even acting as a voice of reason for Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Captain America: Civil War.

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After years of waiting, there is finally some traction on a Black Widow solo movie. Marvel has tapped Jac Schaeffer to pen the screenplay for the ScarJo-led film. Jac recently wrote the script for Nasty Women, a 2018 remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Jac also worked on the screenplay for the short film that debuted before Coco, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Now with a writer (and star) attached to the film, hopefully, it’ll get off the ground and added to the next phase of the MCU shortly. It is what the fans have always wanted. A Black Widow film would be the second female-led Marvel movie in the MCU, assuming it debuts after 2019’s Captain Marvel release. Considering there have been a whopping 17 (!) movies in the Marvel Universe… that’s saying something.

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Black Widow, A.K.A. Natasha Romanoff, is considered one of the best spies and assassins in the world. She was originally a spy for the Soviet agency, KGB, but was flipped by S.H.I.E.LD. After her time and experience with S.H.I.E.LD., she became a member of the Avengers to help protect the world from Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Since her first introduction in the MCU, Natasha has become more than just a beautiful woman who can trick men and kick their butt. She’s an influential member of the Avengers, even when she happens to be on the run from the government. For now, we’ll see her next in Avengers: Infinity War, but hopefully, we’ll be getting a whole lot more of Black Widow, really soon.

You can watch the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War to get a glimpse of Black Widow, with blonde hair instead of her natural red. The film releases May 4, 2018: