Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Scribe Jac Schaeffer Responds to ‘Captain Marvel’ Trolls

Black Widow” writer Jac Schaeffer first burst on the scene with 2009’s charming, indie sci-fi rom-com “TiMER,” which she wrote and directed, but she’s now ready to take on the big leagues with her latest Marvel script.

Directed by Cate Shortland, the film stars Scarlett Johansson as the titular S.H.I.E.L.D.

agent and savvy Kgb assassin.

“Black Widow” releases May 1, 2020.“I wasn’t a huge superhero movie fan before starting to work [at Marvel], but now that I’m doing it, there’s just so much opportunity to make big, positive statements,” Schaeffer told Inverse.

“Especially something like Captain Marvel and Black Widow, to have these female-centered stories — I just can’t not be involved in that.”Schaeffer also addressed the internet trolls that slammed this year’s “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, in anticipation of the backlash that might await her as

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