Speaking with Comicbook.com at the Asteroid City press junket, Scarlett Johansson confirmed a “top secret” Marvel project is still in the works, but it has been put on pause due to the WGA writers’ strike.
Marvel President Kevin Feige had noted previously he was working with Johansson in a producing capacity on a “non-Black Widow related top-secret Marvel Studios project.”
Johansson continued with, “It is still happening, [but] not currently because nothing is happening right now. We’re all sort of in this holding pattern as we wait out the writers’ strike and potentially our own guild strike, and so on and so forth.”
For those who don’t know, all Hollywood projects that are still in the writing phase on pre-production have been placed on pause and scripts cannot be completed until the strike ends.
In addition to the writers’ strike, there is a possibility of SAG-AFTRA (the actors guild) going on strike as well if contract talks are not resolved by June 30th.
Developments for the “top secret” Marvel project were happening shortly before the WGA strike began at the beginning of May.