A standalone Black Widow film has reached a development stage, with a script being penned by Jac Schaeffer.
"Sources say this is still very early development," Variety reports, "as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic." The report also states Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige met with several potential candidates to write the film before choosing Schaeffer. Marvel execs have met with Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson to discuss what they wanted in the script.
Schaeffer is best known for her writing efforts on TiMER, Mr. Stache, and Nasty Women.
Marvel has made no comment on the news.