RUMOR: Marvel’s Standalone ‘Black Widow’ Film Could Be A Prequel Featuring The Winter Soldier

Scarlett Johansson Black Widow Avengers Infinity WarPotential details regarding the plot for Marvel’s standalone Black Widow film starring Scarlett Johansson may have been revealed.

According to That Hashtag Show, the film is set to be a prequel with a narrative split between Natasha Romanoff’s time spent in the KGB up until the fall of the Soviet Union, and fifteen years later prior to her character’s introduction in Iron Man 2.

In addition, Daredevil is said to be featured as a love interest to the future Avengers according to the film’s logline, however, the site reports that early discussions surrounding the project have included Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Marvel Studios production and development executive Brad Winderbaum is also reportedly serving as executive producer on the standalone.

Officially, Jac Schaeffer is set to write the script centered on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most popular female character. Schaeffer is best known for writing the recent short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and the 2009 sci-fi romance TiMER which she also directed.

Johansson will next be seen as Natasha Romanoff in the upcoming culmination of the MCU, Avengers: Infinity War. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Hiroyuki Sanada, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official synopsis:

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters this Friday, April 27.

Source: That Hashtag Show

10 Characters That Need To Be Avengers In Marvel’s Phase Four

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Avengers Superhero Stories ThriveAvengers: Infinity War arrives this year, and will be followed by a currently untitled fourth Avengers film that will close off Phase 3 and will mark a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Phase 4 it is safe to say audiences will meet a new roster of the Avengers.

Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as their individual films have guided lead audiences into each Avengers film. But with the next two Avengers film it is safe to say the curtain will set for those three. That means the Avengers as audiences know them will change dramatically. This means the team will need some new members, ones that will make a big impression to fill the shoes of their predecessors.

While the status of other founding members like the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and more up in the air right now, part of the fun in the Avengers comics is the ever-changing roster. The latest roster for the Avengers needs to make a statement. This isn’t the same old Avengers, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Some characters should be upgraded, others will take center stage as the new tentpole franchises, and the Avengers will be new.

Here are the ten characters that should make up the roster for Marvel’s New Avengers. Click Next to get started!

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • Peter James

    That timeline makes no sense whatsoever.

    Assuming ( to be very generous) she’s in her late 20’s when she’s introduced in Iron Man 2 (which would just about coincide with the actor’s real life age), it would mean the events of this movie goes back to when she was a pre-teen or a teenager.

    Which is fine except that the Soviet Union had long already collapsed by then, and even if you were to assume she was initiated into some sort of agent training program by the post-KGB (i.e the FSB) after the fact, it still wouldn’t explain any interaction she may potentially have had with the Winter Soldier (whom we have to assume that thanks to the super solider serum and the cryo-freezing, …..looked the same) since their chronological age gap would still be around 15-20 years in age.