Black Widow, the MCU film all about Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), is set to hit theaters in May of 2020. The movie is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and finds Black Widow on the run and forced to confront her past as a KGB-trained assassin.
Johansson talked a bit about the movie with Vanity Fair. She looked back on her career from Lost in Translation to Avengers: Endgame, but the Black Widow stuff begins around 12:17 mark.
“We just wrapped Black Widow like two weeks ago or something like that so it’s very fresh in my mind,” Johansson said. “And I don’t have a total perspective on it yet, but it’s a film about self-forgiveness and it’s a film about family.”
Johansson also talked about Romanoff’s state of mind when we first see her in the solo movie. “I think the character is at, when we find her, a moment of real crisis. And throughout the film, by facing herself in a lot of ways and a lot of things that make her, her, she actually kind of comes through that crisis on the other side and we start to be able to reset where she’s a more grounded, self-possessed person.”
Starring alongside Johansson in Black Widow is Stranger Things star David Harbour. He’s playing Alexei Shostakov, aka Red Guardian, a Russian super-soldier — not unlike Captain America — who has a history with Romanoff.
As long as we’re talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding recently shared some concept art for a cut scene from Avengers: Infinity War that would have involved Dr. Strange trying to send Thanos’ brain on a journey far, far away, the better for the rest of the crew to pry the Infinity Gauntlet off his hand.
What would Thanos have seen in that vision? Something megalomaniacal, no doubt.
h/t SyFy Wire