After spending several Marvel movies in a supporting role, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will star in her own movie, scripted by Jac Schaeffer. So far, few details are known about the film, but a new rumor may shed some light on what to expect.
According to That Hashtag Show, the Black Widow movie will follow Natasha in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union. That would put it in the mid 2000s, and shortly before the events of Iron Man 2. Making the film a prequel is an interesting direction, and this will no doubt lead fans to speculate about Natasha’s fate in Avengers: Infinity War and/or Avengers 4.
Additionally, the film may include Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, if early discussions are any indication. Winter Soldier does have some history with Natasha, so seeing that explored would be very interesting. Meanwhile, That Hashtag Show notes that in the film’s logline, Natasha is said to become a love interest for Daredevil. But there’s a good chance that it’s just a placeholder logline referencing random things from the comics, and not a representation of the actual film’s plot.
And finally, Thor: Ragnarok executive producer Brad Winderbaum will serve the same role for this movie. While the movie is rumored for a 2020 release, there’s no confirmation of that just yet.
Hopefully, we’ll hear more about this film in the near future. Stay tuned.