Black Widow: Marvel Reportedly Brings on Ned Benson to Pen Rewrites

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With Black Widow's rumored start of principal photography pushed back to the summer, Marvel Studios has reportedly taken the opportunity to hire a new writer to perform a quick rewrite on the film's screenplay.

Ned Benson has signed on to revise the solo adventures of Natasha Romanov after impressing the studio with his previous work on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

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Benson and star Scarlett Johansson are both also reportedly attached to the film My Aryan Princess, about a young woman facing the Aryan Brotherhood in Texas, which may have influenced Benson's last-minute hiring.

The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film had initially planned to begin principal photography this month in Europe and Miami only to be pushed back to June, likely to allow more time to facilitate the rewrites.

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Black Widow is set to be directed by Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) from a script by Jac Schaeffer (TiMER). The film will see Scarlett Johansson reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, and is expected to be a prequel much like Captain Marvel. While an official release date has not yet been announced, Black Widow is rumored to hit the big screen on May 1, 2020.

(via Collider)

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