As work continues on a standalone adventure for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, a new synopsis has seemingly been revealed today which may shed some light on the direction this movie is heading in…
Following the news that Marvel Studios is developing a number of limited series for Disney’s streaming service, there’s been a lot of speculation that the Black Widow movie could actually be one of the six to eight-episode dramas which will serve as a huge draw to curious comic book fans. We’ll have to wait and see on that front but a new synopsis has started doing the rounds today which teases the plot.
As always, it’s important to note that we can’t say for sure whether or not this is official as it could just be something thrown together by production companies. Alternatively, it may have been provided to them by Marvel Studios as the project – directed by Cate Shortland – gears up for the casting process.
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.
Based on everything we’ve heard so far, this does make sense and it definitely sounds like Black Widow will explore Natasha’s youth and the years she spent operating as a spy and assassin before crossing paths with Hawkeye and being granted the opportunity to join S.H.I.E.L.D. Surely that story would be better suited to an episodic drama, though? As always, share your thoughts in the comments section.