After hearing of a comic storyline cut from Captain America: Civil War yesterday, more cut scenes and bits of dialogue have been revealed and this time they are to do with Black Widow.
The cut bit of dialogue was revealed in the film’s novelization, and was between Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff. The novelization doesn’t directly point towards what scene the conversation would have taken place in, but speculation has it that this took place during Agent Carter’s funeral. In the film Romanoff shows up after the funeral and exchanges some brief words with cap, and this extra bit of dialogue would likely have stretched out that conversation.
“Natasha studied Cap’s expression of resolve. Finally, she said, “In Russia, in the Red Room, there were dozens of us. All girls, all young. We lived together. They let us be friends. Then they dropped us in the tundra, two weeks’ walk from home, with just enough supplies for one of us to survive.”
Cap looked at her, understanding her meaning.
“Don’t let them push us into the cold,” she said.”
This dialogue hints further at the Black Widow backstory we got in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and demonstrates how harsh Romanoff’s upbringing was. The conversation also works well in the context of the film, as Romanoff draws a parallel between friends being forced to turn against each other both then and now. With the lines serving a purpose of not only fleshing out Black Widow’s backstory, but also the context of the film one can only wonder as to why it was removed from the final cut of the film- potentially being saved for a solo film?