With Black Widow starting production this month we will soon get official information and leaks spilling out from the set. Here’s everything we know, or think we know, about Samuel L Jackson’s favorite Avenger.
The 2020 film will be written by Jac Schaeffer, directed by Cate Shortland and star Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and David Harbour. As of now, Samuel L Jackson has NOT been cast in Natasha Romanoff’s long-awaited solo prequel film. Although with over ten years of cut or otherwise unused footage, it cannot be too difficult to place him into the film with some editing magic.
Before the cinematic rights returned to Marvel, there was an announcement for a film in 2004 with David Hayter (Solid Snake) as writer and director of the film, with Avi Arad producing. This project ultimately stalled and finally canceled officially in 2006.
Up until the last second, Scarlett Johansson’s iconic casting was up in the air. Emily Blunt was in talks to play Natasha Romanoff but had to ultimately decline the role, turning it down due to commitments with Gulliver’s Travels (2010). Since her introduction in 2010’s Iron Man 2 fans have been clamoring for an origin movie. It has been highly theorized that the upcoming solo joint will be just that.
Although Her past has already been explored in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While the short-lived Marvel television period series Agent Carter showed the history of the Red Room Training Facility that was used to train the young female assassins that would earn the title of Black Widow, although not explicitly for the Avenger known as Black Widow as this series took place during World War II. However, all of this is now probably non-canon thanks to a time traveler named Steve.
Could the plot for the film be a telling of went down with her and Hawkeye finally revealing what happened in Budapest? Only time and onset leaks will tell…
After the events of Endgame, it is very plausible to think that this would be set before the record-breaking box office smash. But what if it’s not? Put your tin hat on for this one: what if the first half of the film is Black Widow’s life flashing before her eyes as she tumbles in the ultimate act of sacrifice. Just as she is about to hit the ground, her life force is transported into the world of the Soul Stone? It may sound far-fetched, but MCU is obviously based on Marvel comics where nobody ever stays dead forever.
As strong as my fan theories are the peanut butter sandwich-loving Black Widow has typically been portrayed as one of the more grounded members of the Avengers, relying on tactical weapons and hand to hand combat than divine powers or super science a sudden shift into the more Cosmic side of the MCU may be jarring to some fans.
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