‘WandaVision’ Head Writer Jac Schaeffer Signs Overall Deal With Marvel Studios & 20th Television

Jac Schaeffer first made waves at Marvel Studios when she was originally hired pen the new Black Widow script (currently has story credit), after the first incarnation of the female superhero project fell apart at Lionsgate and Marvel Studios decided to finally give Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff the solo spinoff film they had been teasing since the Iron Man 2 press rounds. She would later become the head writer and executive producer of Marvel Studios’ first series to air on Disney+, WandaVision, which was considered a huge success and looks like will be making more MCU shows for the foreseeable future.

Schaeffer has landed a lucrative 3-year overall deal with Marvel Studios and 20th Television to develop multiple shows, according to Variety. The Marvel Studios projects, of course, will land on Disney+, but potential titles or characters weren’t mentioned in the announcement.

Marvel’s next wave of shows on the Disney streaming platform include Loki (June 9), the animated series What-If…? (August?), Hawkeye (late 2021), Ms. Marvel (late 2021), Moon Knight (2022), She-Hulk (2022), Secret Invasion (2022), Armor Wars, Ironheart, a Wakanda series from Ryan Coogler, and a spinoff featuring Hawkeye supporting character, Echo.

It’ll be interesting to see if they ultimately attempt a second season of WandaVision, but that would likely depend on how Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness ends and if Wanda aka Scarlet Witch survives that ordeal.

There are plenty of existing characters that Jac Schaeffer could end up developing a series around such as Tessa Thompson’s Valkryie, Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova (will appear on Hawkeye), Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster aka Lady Thor, and Karen Gillan’s Nebula. That’s if they don’t attempt to launch other Marvel characters via shows such as the rebooted MCU versions of X-Men’s female team members like Rogue, Storm or Psylocke.

I guess we’ll have to be patient to find out what her new Marvel shows will be.


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