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. "She's a lead Avenger and has incredible stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise".
Marvel has hired a writer for the standalone Black Widow movie.
As per Variety, Marvel has at last chose to pay heed to all those fans who have wondered at some point why Johansson's Black Widow character can't have her own film.
Still, after years of paying lip service to the idea of a Black Widow solo movie, Marvel is finally opening up its checkbook to explore the project, which is the first step towards a movie actually happening. This means Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will likely wait to see what Schaeffer turns in before moving ahead. Schaeffer gained notoriety through the Black List screenwriting contest and was selected by Feige after he met with Johansson, who told him what she wanted out of a Black Widow movie.
Scarlette Johansson has appeared as Black Widow in six films of the franchise and will be soon seen in the upcoming films "Avengers: Infinity War" and its second part. "We've announced the next nine movies... through to the end of 2019". That title will go to Captain Marvel, scheduled for United States release 8 March 2019. Sadly though, the character was never the main lead previously as she only served in ensemble casts.