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. This is a flawless opportunity for Marvel Studios to play with genres other than strict superheroics, much like they did with space opera/light comedy in Guardians Of The Galaxy. It's a long process.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige reportedly met with a number of candidates before deciding to offer the creative position to Schaeffer. Given the character's rise in popularity with mainstream audiences since debuting in Iron Man 2 it wouldn't be completely surprising to learn that a Black Widow film is on the agenda. If this comes to fruition, Widow's movie would take place in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is basically a huge question mark at this point.
The only question is if this will fit into Marvel's packed schedule, or if it'll be past the nine movies announced for the next two years.
We're more optimistic now that Schaeffer has boarded the project.
Historically, Hollywood executives were sexist and claimed that female superhero movies won't make a lot of money.
As aforementioned, we still have to wait until 2019 to see the release of Captain Marvel.
Do you actually believe this is happening? Sadly though, the character was never the main lead previously as she only served in ensemble casts.