Collider is now reporting that Marvel Studios’ Black Widow movie will get some rewrites to the script that was originally penned by Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel, Vision and Scarlet Witch), this isn’t terribly uncommon as you get some last minute polished before movies start shooting.
They report that Ned Benson has been tapped to do the new rewrites on the film.
Marvel has hired Ned Benson (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) to rewrite the script for the Black Widow standalone movie that will star Scarlett Johansson, Collider has exclusively learned.
When it came to Captain Marvel, we didn’t even learn that Jac Schaeffer was working on the script until an official poster listed her as one.
HN Entertainment recently revealed that production will be taking place at Pinewood Studios UK with it’s working title being Blue Bayou. Pinewood was previously used to shoot Doctor Strange, Guardians of The Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. We were also the first to reveal that production would be taking place in the United Kingdom.
Filming is said to be now heading towards a June production start which would confirm a previous report from myself that I posted back in August on OmegaUnderground.
The film’s crew is expected to include Mission: Impossible – Fallout cinematographer Rob Hardy, costume designer Jany Temime (Skyfall, Harry Potter), and art director Jim Barr (Star Wars: Episode IX).
With the previous comments from former Black Widow director David Hayter (stating online plot outlines are outdated versions of his Lionsgate incarnation) and now someone coming in to do rewrites, I would be wary of the plot info that is making the rounds online about the project for the moment, until we get a more concrete/official synopsis.
“And somebody just put out a synopsis of the upcoming film based on my script because it was essentially an origin story but they basically described what my logline was.”
Casting is said to be the next big step for director Cate Shortland and Marvel Studios.
Marvel has given Black Widow an official release date but it’s expected to land the May 1st, 2020 slot.