It was revealed recently that Scarlett Johansson was talking with screenwriter Jac Schaeffer about ideas for a solo Black Widow film, who would be writing the script.
Marvel seems to have some sort of outline or draft for Widow as they’re now seeking directors and according to HollywoodReporter many of them that are meeting with Marvel are female directors.
Something we’ve been hearing was a huge priority to the studio (not to mention someone with a screenwriting background).
They include three names meeting with Marvel such as French-Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven (Kings, Mustang), Chloe Zhao (The Rider) and Amma Asante (A United Kingdom). THR alludes many more are in the mix and this is by no means a shortlist.
Plot rumors posted by our friends over at ThatHashtagShow suggest the film could be a prequel taking place before Iron Man. However, these are unconfirmed at the moment and I personally hope that’s not the direction Black Widow is going (suggests digital de-aging or recasting of Johansson).
Although, I do like the idea of Bucky working alongside Nat in a post-Avengers 4 setting.
Marvel has yet to reveal when Widow will shoot/release but we suspect that summer/fall 2019 is a good bet for filming to begin with it landing the previous set July 31st, 2020 relase date.