If the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer gave you chills 鈥 and let鈥檚 be honest, if the action didn鈥檛 do it, then Chris Evans beard probably did the trick! 鈥 you鈥檙e going to freak out over this news. Marvel is FINALLY developing a Black Widow film for Scarlett Johansson.

Johansson has been campaigning for a Black Widow standalone movie for years, and new reports suggest that it may happen in the not-too-distant future. According to Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Jac Schaeffer has been hired to write a script.

Schaeffer, the writer and director of the romantic sci-fi film TiMER, also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming movie Nasty Women, a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

Though Black Widow has been a popular comic-book character for years, Johansson first took on the big-screen role in 2010鈥檚 Iron Man 2, which starred Robert Downey Jr. From there, her character became a part of the Avengers crew, showing up in four other films from the franchise, as well as in an uncredited role in 2017鈥檚 Thor: Ragnarok.

鈥淚 think there鈥檚 a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She鈥檚 got a really rich origins story,鈥 the actress told Variety in 2016 of Black Widow (AKA Natalia 鈥淣atasha鈥 Romanova), a Russian agent who was trained as a spy, martial artist, and sniper from the time she was a young girl. 鈥淭here鈥檚 a lot of places you can go 鈥 you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There鈥檚 all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from, and where she鈥檚 part of.鈥

Asked if the potential solo film might be a prequel, Johansson replied, 鈥淚t鈥檚 a possibility. There鈥檚 plenty of back-story.鈥

However, that鈥檚 just one option. She also suggested that the movie could focus on what Black Widow does when she鈥檚 not with the team. 鈥淲here do the Avengers go? They are underground,鈥 she told Variety. 鈥淲hat happens then? What happens after it all falls apart? There are so many ways you can go.鈥

Whichever way it does go, the 33-year-old said it 鈥渨ould have to have its own specific vibe.鈥

We can鈥檛 wait to see what that vibe is!

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