Now, it's important to note that the potential Black Widow film is very early in its development and hasn't even been greenlit as of yet. But they have hired a writer for it. Jac Schaeffer, who is now working on Nasty Women, the next remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which will star Anne Hathaway. Since then, she has appeared in 6 Marvel films and is scheduled to appear in Avengers: Infinity War later this year.
But, for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and indeed, comic book movie fans everywhere - the version of Black Widow we see on the big screen today has become a symbol of female determination and capability. At the whims of other writers and directors who weren't giving the character the spotlight, Black Widow became nearly too malleable in the process. "I think we both agree that the character is right for a stand-alone, it's just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself", Johansson had told Total Film magazine. Despite critical review of her past Marvel performances, Johansson has a history of popular films. After all, later this year we are going to see the release of Captain Marvel, with Allison Brie in the leading role. The studio also wound up putting Captain Marvel on hold a year later, when, following the success of Ant-Man, Marvel pushed the movie's release back from July 6, 2018 to March 8, 2019 to make room for an Ant-Man sequel.
Hathaway loved working with Schaeffer so much she brought the writer on board to pen "Nasty Women", a female take on the the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", which started Michael Caine and Steve Martin. However what Marvel has reportedly done is look into hiring writers for the movie, in which allegedly Jac Schaeffer has been chosen to take on the movie's script.
Despite her being a rather prominent character in the MCU, Marvel have failed to give her the leading role. Why? Those three got their trilogies and everyone is predicting that one or more will fade into the limelight following the events of Avengers 4; whatever they may be. Shel also penned the script for the Disney short Olaf's Frozen Adventure, which played ahead of Coco.