Over the previous 11 years, Marvel has efficiently expanded the franchise into an unlimited universe filled with extra comic-book character portrayals than one can depend. There’s been quite a bit happening for the Avengers and buddies, however for a lot of followers, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow hasn’t had fairly sufficient to do. Audiences have been rooting for a Marvel film for Natasha Romanoff to name her personal, and it actually looks like these desires are coming true.
Earlier this yr, Marvel reportedly employed screenwriter Jac Schaeffer and director Cate Shortland to crew up with Scarlett Johansson for a Black Widow film. Quickly after, a rumored plot line made its approach on-line, describing the movie as a prequel/origin story for the hero that will be a interval piece. However former Black Widow author/director David Hayter, who labored on the scrapped mission with Lionsgate, maintains the rumored plot is straight from his previous mission that by no means got here to be. In his phrases:
The rumored plot particulars for Black Widow appeared to stroll an identical path to the first-female led Marvel movie, Captain Marvel, which can take audiences again to the ’90s on the subject of theaters this March. Per David Hayter’s latest feedback to DiscussingFilm (through HN Leisure), the synopsis detailed Natasha Romanoff residing in the US 15 years after the autumn of the Soviet Union– placing it at round 2006. The given description does sounds slightly dated should you look intently at it, because it says “the motion strikes to present-day New York, the place she is a contract operative” in coincidence with the 12-year-old date.
As of but, no official plot particulars have been launched from Marvel concerning the upcoming Black Widow film. The studio appears to be protecting nearly all the pieces below wraps till Avengers 4 makes its method to theaters, as a result of its conclusion will probably have a big impact on the place the MCU goes from right here. Kevin Feige has expressed Marvel’s dedication “creatively and emotionally” to telling Black Widow’s story in Part Four although, so the mission appears to be given upmost precedence transferring ahead. Filming may start as early as early 2019 and Black Widow would possibly see a 2020 launch if rumors ring true.
When Scarlett Johansson was requested concerning the solo mission early this yr, she confirmed an curiosity in telling the story of Natasha the place she has room to lastly have company as a personality after a protracted profession of taking orders in her previous. Johansson appears to need to look ahead with the position, and that actually could also be the easiest way to go for the movie– with some distinctive exploration of her troubled previous woven in as nicely. I personally suppose telling the story of a feminine hero already seasoned in her work and effected by it’s way more intriguing than having Johansson pose as her character whereas she’s in her early ’20s. It will disconnect Natasha from all her work within the MCU, relationship again to 2010’s Iron Man 2.
Scarlett Johansson is reportedly making financial institution on the solo mission with a reported $15 million paycheck, akin to Chris Evan’s for Captain America: Civil Struggle and Chris Hemsworth’s in Thor: Ragnarok. It could be some time earlier than we obtain some stable intel about Black Widow, however till then the actress will reprise her iconic position in Avengers 4 on Could 3, 2019.