Marvel Is Finally Going To Work On A Black Widow Solo Movie

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Marvel Studios has done a lot of great things, but its resume of movies have all had male leads in them thus far.

While we have to wait until 2019 to see Brie Larson suit up for Captain Marvel, the future looks even brighter with Marvel now working on a Black Widow movie too.

Historically, Hollywood executives were sexist and claimed that female superhero movies won't make a lot of money. This was evident with the likes of Catwoman, Elektra and others done by other movie studios.

However, DC beat Marvel to the punch and released Wonder Woman in 2017 to a lot of fan and critical praise.

DC's Wonder Woman made a lot of money and broke gender barriers in Hollywood proving that females are capable of directing and starring in blockbuster superhero films.

There's more great news because The Wrap reports that Jac Schaeffer is set to write a script for a Black Widow standalone movie. This is after 10 years since the MCU first started back in 2008 with Iron Man.

Scarlett Johansson is set to return as Black Widow which is a role she first got in 2010 following the release of Iron Man 2. Sadly though, the character was never the main lead previously as she only served in ensemble casts.

It's great to see Marvel finally diversifying its movie portfolio. Next month will be Marvel's first standalone film with an African American lead as Chadwick Boseman stars as Black Panther.

As aforementioned, we still have to wait until 2019 to see the release of Captain Marvel.

It's safe to say the Black Widow film won't be out until 2020 since the character is already tied to both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 releasing in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

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