Marvel's reluctance to do a female-led superhero movie is quite outstanding especially considering the fact that they already have a great female hero to chose from in Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige selected Schaeffer after meeting with several writers. Thor: Ragnarok was basically a cosmic buddy-cop outing with Thor and Hulk; Spider-Man: Homecoming heavily featured Iron Man, who served as the web-slinger's mentor; and as for Captain America: Civil War - well, that was basically just Avengers 2.5.
Johansson has appeared as the character in six films, the next one being this summer's "Avengers: Infinity War". The movie will star Anne Hathaway, who also appeared in another movie Schaeffer wrote called Nasty Women.
The Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson as the titular character is now in development which will be Marvel's first female-led superhero film and hopefully, it'll open the floodgates and show the successful movie studio that there's an appetite for these sorts of comic book movies.
Schaeffer's resume also includes the Disney Frozen short, Olaf's Frozen Adventure. There are now no announced plans for such a film. But Black Widow never got her own standalone film, no matter how many times fans asked for one.
Unfortunately, the initial report didn't give us much to go on, with The Wrap's scoop really only confirming that this thing exists and has a screenwriter in the form of Jac Schaeffer.
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