Possible Character Breakdowns For Marvel's BLACK WIDOW Movie

It’s been a month or so since we last heard anything about Black Widow, and now we may have character breakdowns. That Hashtag Show brings us the news of this possible new information on the highly anticipated film, so here’s what we’ve got:

  • Male of African, Middle Eastern, or East Indian ethnicity in late-20s to early 30s.

  • Female “described as ‘kick ass’ and a ‘female [James] Bond’” also in their late-20s to early 30s.

  • European Caucasian Female and Male between the ages of 50 and 60.

  • A “conniving female villain” is supposedly going to be filled by an actress in her 50s. This villain will not be the main villain but seems to play a smaller role.

  • Male in his late-20s for a “bookish American” role.

Rumor has it that Marvel is favoring actors who can speak multiple languages for the roles.

As far as the main villain goes, he’s “simply described as “exciting” and the studio is open to ethnicity, but looking for someone in their 40s.” It is currently rumored that Red Guardian/Alexi Shostakov or Taskmaster will be the lead villain.

The Russian super soldier known as The Red Guardian is certainly one of the most popular choices among fans. Given that the studio is open to diverse actors, we wonder if someone like Taskmaster might not be an interesting fit to take on a hand-to-hand combatant as lethal as the Black Widow. Perhaps, with the story taking place at least partially in Europe, someone like the vigilante Night Raven, who was featured in the graphic novel Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty, could even be reworked into the film.

Black Widow will be directed by Cate Shortland and the script will be written by Jac Schaeffer. This is the synopsis that was previously released:

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.

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.

Black Widow is expected to hit theaters in 2020.

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