Marvel has been working on developing a Black Widow solo movie for a few months, but today we actually have some inside information on what the story might entail. According to a recent report from That Hashtag Show, the movie will be a prequel and it will involve The Winter Solider. So, if you were hoping for a Black Widow and Hawkeye team-up flick, it doesn't look like that's going to be the direction they take it. The report says:
"The film will find Natasha living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union! That timeline places the film firmly in the mid-2000s, meaning we'll meet up with Nat prior to the events of Iron Man 2. That time frame opens up plenty of options, and while many fans seem to want a Black Widow/Hawkeye team up in Budapest, we've been told that early discussions about the film involved Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier."
There's a good amount of history behind Black Widow and Winter Soldier in the comics that this movie could play with. I actually like that their history is something that they may be looking to explore, and actor Sebastian Stan already said that he would be up for appearing in the film. When talking about the characters, Stan said:
“They have a very nice history in my opinion. It’s very intricate…the truth is he actually taught her in the comic books. He was a teacher to her. It’s all set during a specific, interesting time. The Cold War. It’s all a very… spy, thrillerish, noirish story…it would be very interesting to explore that on film. I would love if the do that. You know, I hope. Maybe they will.”
A prequel film involving these two characters could really turn out to be pretty badass. Black Widow is currently being written by Jac Schaeffer, and Thor: Ragnarok's Brad Winderbaum is on board as an executive producer.
What do you think about the idea of a Black Widow film that involves The Winter Solider?