Work begins on Marvel's Black Widow stand-alone movie
Work has begun on a stand-alone movie for Black Widow.
There have been discussions for a number of years about the possibility of the origins of Natasha Romanoff, who has been a key feature of the Avengers and a number of stand-alone movies, getting her own outing, but nothing has been confirmed.
Now, according to Variety, work has started with writer Jac Schaeffer hired to work on the script.
Schaeffer is a new writer, who has most recently re-written musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as a female-centric comedy named Nasty Women, with Anne Hathaway attached to start.
According to the report, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige met with a number of writers for the project, but has decided on Schaeffer.
Romanoff has been played by Scarlett Johansson over six movies, dating all the way back to Iron Man 2. The character's origins are as a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man, but she later defected to the United States, becoming an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
She will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War.