“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.”
Whether it is true or not, the movie definitely needs to have Scarlett Johansson. But will Black Widow even be alive after the untitled Avengers movie of next year?
Black Widow movie contracts
Details Scarlett Johansson’s about contract with Marvel Studios are currently vague. In an interview with Collider Johansson herself said the following about her contract with Marvel Studios:
SCARLETT JOHANSSON: My contract has changed; myself and Marvel didn’t really know how the fans were gonna react to Black Widow the first time and how she was gonna be—they couldn’t anticipate how they would want to user her or if they would want to use her. I mean we invest in that character, but the audience had a great reaction to the character, which has been so awesome. For instance, I wasn’t contracted into doing Cap movies, but that storyline worked out so well I kind of branched off and I found myself in that standalone movie. My contract is kind of mutating, I guess [Laughs] or morphed to fit the demand of the character. It’s been a very good relationship back and forth and I think Marvel—the one thing about working with them is they don’t want anybody to work in the movie that doesn’t want to be there, obviously. So whatever you’re contracted to should not feel like golden handcuffs, and they don’t want that either.
If there is a Black Widow movie in development, then the question raises: Would this be a prequel or a movie to bridge certain movies? Like between the upcoming Captain Marvel movie and the first Iron Man?