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Jac Schaeffer Hired To Write ‘Black Widow’ Standalone Movie For Marvel
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Marvel has hired Jac Schaeffer to write the screenplay for Black Widow, a standalone movie for the character played by Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers and sequels Age of Ultron and the upcoming Infinity War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and sequel Captain America: Civil War, and more.

A standalone movie for Johansson’s character has been wanted by many for a long time now, but nothing has ever materialized. Marvel confirmed they were developing the project back in 2014, but this is the first real progress toward finally putting together a movie since then.

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Scarlett Johansson Has Some Ideas For A Possible ‘Black Widow’ Standalone Movie
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Of all the heroes we know about that exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we know very little bout Black Widow’s history. In the five films that we have seen her in, her backstory was given in vague and sparse details. That sort of mystery would be enough for the character to get her own movie. In fact, in 2014, Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige said a Black Widow movie was in development. But as we get closer to Avengers: Infinity War and Scarlett Johansson‘s contract is near expiration, it’s becoming more likely that a Black Widow film will not happen.

However, Johansson hasn’t given up hope. While she knows there is enough material for a standalone film to happen, she isn’t oblivious to the fact that she doesn’t know how much longer she will play the character. Check out what kind of ideas she has for a Black Widow film below.

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Book Review: Marvel’s Black Widow: Forever Red By Margaret Stohl
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Black Widow: Forever Red
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
Written by Margaret Stohl
Marvel Press
Release Date: October 13, 2015

Well, it’s about time, Marvel. Note to the reader: that was my reaction when I first heard of this young adult novel, Black Widow: Forever Red. Tell me there aren’t millions of people, youngsters and adult-ish types, who aren’t jonesing for this Avenger who fights alongside some legendary heroes, without having one iota of superpower or magic or billions of dollars of tech. Black Widow rolls in with guns and an overwhelming amount of badassery. So, yeah. When I saw this book was coming out, I definitely felt it was overdue.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl penned this book and captured a version of Natasha Romanov to which most comics only eluded. Deeply focused and not a little broken, the reader gets inside the mind of this unstoppable assassin only to find she’s not exactly what you might expect. Whatever her past holds, she is a dedicated and diverse woman who seeks justice and, at times, revenge. This isn’t the movie version of the character; she’s not all sarcastic quips and nonchalant attitude, though there is a fair amount of both. The Black Widow is, above all else, driven. And Stohl goes above and beyond to explore as many nooks and crannies as she can in Natasha’s psyche.

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Marvel’s TV Plans Could Include Punisher, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye/Black Widow, More
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Marvel’s TV plans go far beyond Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Agent Carter, and the four series on Netflix. Following the major success of Daredevil, announcing that the two ABC shows have been renewed, and launching a spinoff series with 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley, comes a bunch of new rumors surrounding current shows and shows that have yet to air.

Learn more about these shows, plus reaction to them from the higher-ups below.

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‘SNL’: Marvel’s ‘Black Widow: Age Of Me’ Trailer
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Every time Saturday Night Live gets a guest host who plays regularly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they just can’t resist getting in a dig or two at the superhero blockbuster factory via a well-produced and hilarious sketch.

In late 2012, they had on Jeremy Renner and the collaboration resulted in an Avengers spoof centered around the relative lameness of Hawkeye. Last September, Chris Pratt was more than happy to participate in one of the show’s Digital Shorts taking comedic aim at his recent star-making turn in the summer smash Guardians of the Galaxy. Most recently, Chris Hemsworth suited up as Thor for another Avengers sketch that portrayed the mighty God of Thunder as a glory-hogging party animal.

This weekend, Scarlett Johansson guest hosted Saturday Night Live to help promote the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so naturally the show had to feature her in a Marvel-spoofing skit as her MCU character and Avenger extraordinaire Black Widow. True to SNL form, the sketch chose to stick it to Marvel Studios by showing how they would approach making a solo movie starring Johansson as the sultry superspy in the mock trailer for Black Widow: Age of Me.

You can watch it here below.

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The Avengers Play Family Feud On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (Video)
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The Avengers Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Avengers assembled at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and pretty much took over the show (of course). The stars were there right before they were to “walk across the street” to the The Avengers: Age of Ultron world premiere. Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) participated in The Avengers Family Feud, played telephone, talked to “Super Fans,” and answered some pertinent questions.

Watch all the amazing videos here below, including a post-credits video with Kimmel and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)!

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Black Widow Confirmed For ‘Captain America: Civil War’; Scarlett Johansson Will Return
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Any news following yesterday’s Marvel Cinematic Universe spoiler filled rumor will be sort of a tough act to follow. But when it comes straight from the directors, it tends to be a bit more exciting since that’s very reliable source.

While the recent rumors have yet to be confirmed, sibling directors Anthony and Joe Russo were in Beijing today where they talked to Sina.com about Captain America: Civil War. The two confirmed that Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. She will be joined by Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/The Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, and Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, and possibly Jeremy Renner returning as Hawkeye, as well as newcomers Daniel Bruhl, who is playing a mysterious role, and Chadwick Boseman who making his MCU debut as Black Panther.

Hit the jump to see what the Russo brothers had to say.

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‘Black Widow’ Solo Movie Development Confirmed By Marvel Studios
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Black Widow has been making appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man 2 where Scarlett Johansson first took on the role, followed by The Avengers and now the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where she’ll play an important part in the spy thriller heavy plot. Black Widow will further make a big contribution to the highly anticipated 2015 release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron and now word is officially out that Marvel plans to further invest in the badass Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. with a solo Black Widow movie!

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The GoD List: Comics for January 8, 2014
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Each and every week, I, “All-New,” and “Afterlife with” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of January 8, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

After a slow couple of weeks, comic book publishers everywhere have chosen this week to make up for lost time. There is a plethora of amazing new series and great new issues to ongoing titles out this week that there is sure to be something that every reader will be looking forward to. And if you’re living in a part of the country going through a deep freeze, there’s nothing better on a cold day than curling up with some nice new comics. So get out there, brave the low temperatures, and don’t miss out on a single book on this week’s GoD List!

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Check That: Scarlett Johansson NOT In ‘Iron Man 3’; Black Widow Movie Still Possible
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MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS #4

With the recent Iron Man 3 casting announcements of Guy Pearce as a villain, Jessica Chastain as a sexy scientist, and Sir Ben Kingsley as another villain, it was thought that they would be joining returning cast members Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Scarlett Johansson.

Now it appears that Johansson and her Black Widow character will not be appearing in the trilogy-maker after all. In an interview with Screen Rant for upcoming Marvel superhero epic, The Avengers, the actress shared that she would not be part of that particular project. But she also made sure to clarify that this might not be the end of her run as the character; Johansson stated that she saw a Bourne Identity-style Black Widow movie in there somewhere that she’d love to do eventually.

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