A Possible Synopsis For The BLACK WIDOW Movie Has Surfaced

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Marvel fans have been pretty excited for the Black Widow movie that has been put into development at Marvel Studios. The movie is deep into development and is set to be directed by Cate Shortland (Lore, Berlin Syndrome) from a script written by Jac Schaeffer (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, The Hustle).

There haven’t been any official story details released for the film since the production has been in development. Just a handful of rumors and lots of fan speculation. But today, thanks to Production Weekly (via: a Black Widow fan Twitter account), we have a possible synopsis to share with you:

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 moves 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.

This places the story in 2006, which is two years before the first Iron Man movie, which is set in 2008. Natasha Romanoff would be 22-year-old. A lot of fans expected the story to take place in the past, we just didn’t exactly know when exactly in Romanoff’s life it would take place… until now.

Production Weekly is a subscription-based film production tracking site and usually the information that they get their hands on is legit.

I’m a big fan of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and it’s awesome that she is going to be getting her own film! Even though the film may be set in 2006, I’m sure that the movie will also dive deeper into her past and give us a look at her origin.

When previously talking about what she would like to see from the Black Widow film, Johansson said:

“I love playing this character, and I think there is definitely an opportunity to explore the Widow as a woman who has kind of come into her own and is making independent and active choices for herself probably for once in her life,” she added in regards to what she’d like the movie to deliver. “You know she hasn’t always had that possibility so if it fit that criteria then yes I would want to do it.”

Disney and Marvel have yet to officially announce a release date for Black Widow, but it will most likely get released some time in 2020.

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