A subscription-based film production tracking site, named Production Weekly, may have possibly revealed a possible Black Widow Solo Movie Plot, led by Scarlett Johansson. Following reports suggest that Black Widow Solo movie is set before 2012’s The Avengers. The film’s action will take place in 2006 with a 22-year-old Natasha Romanoff. It is set even before 2008’s Iron Man. The following is the Black Widow Solo Movie Plot shared by a Black Widow-centric fan account.
“At birth, the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action movies to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative. The standalone film will find Romanoff living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
Cate Shortland was chosen to direct the movie written by Jac Schaeffer. The hiring of Shortland for making Black Widow Solo Movie the first MCU entry directed by a female director. This is after the upcoming Captain Marvel co-directed by Anna Boden with Ryan Fleck.
Scarlett Johansson met with Marvel executives to discuss the development of the movie. The actress reprised the role in The Avengers before playing an important role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. She most recently returned as one of Captain America’s on-the-run “Secret Avengers,” in this Avengers: Infinity War adopting a dyed-blonde disguise. May’s Avengers 4 sees the fan-favourite superheroine return to her traditional look with red hair.
A bigger role will be played by Natasha in Avengers 4, which finds her and Steve Rogers shocked by the events that happened in the previous film.
“In Winter Soldier, what we found so compelling about pairing Black Widow up with Captain America was that he is a service paragon of morality and she is a paragon of grey. But they’ve grown together and I think when you find them in Avengers: Infinity War and they’ve been the Secret Avengers for two years because they’re being hunted by Ross and the government, they’re like a tight-knit family now — her, Sam Wilson, and Steve Rogers”, director Joe Russo told Wired.
Natasha will be more hardened since her solo movie as the Avengers 4 will drop around a decade after the movie. She will be hardened at the time of Avengers 4 as she saw the heroes becoming dust in front of her in Avengers: Infinity War as said by Joe Russo, “You can’t go on the run without it affecting you emotionally, so I think all of those characters — specifically the ones who survived Infinity War, Cap and Natasha — you will see them with a much much harder edge.”
The official announcement regarding the release date for Black Widow Solo Movie is yet to be made by Disney. It is rumoured to be up for sometime in 2020. Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow will return as one of the surviving heroes in Avengers 4, on May 3, 2019.