Here's the Working Title for BLACK WIDOW

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It is normal for films to have working titles during production. For example, Star Wars: Episode IX had the working title trIXie. We now know the working title for Marvel’s Black Widow. According to Producction Weekly (via CB), the film is being referred to as Blue Bayou and it is set to begin filming in the United Kingdom (most likely at Pinewood Studios) this June.

It is believed that the title refers to Roy Orbison’s song of the same name. Linda Ronstadt then performed a cover of the song and was extremely popular. It was nominated for two Grammys in 1977 and peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

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.

Do you think there’s any secret reasoning for this working title, or is it just a song that Cate Shortland (the film’s director) really likes?

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