Marvel Studios kicked off Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier this year with Captain America: Civil War, which featured the biggest cast they have assembled to date. Among the many heroes stood Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, on Team Iron Man. Even though she had a close relationship to Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, her ties to Iron Man go back even farther to her debut in Iron Man 2.
Scarlett Johansson has turned the character into a fan favorite among the numerous heroes, and her presence as one of Marvel’s only female heroes to appear on screen has only furthered the desire to see her appear in a solo film. Even with a portion of her backstory previously explored in Avengers: Age of Ultron, it appears audiences almost learned more in Civil War.
Movie Pilot has posted a new snippet from the junior novelization of the movie that features a conversation between Steve and Natasha. Once the two sides eventually fought, Natasha ended up betraying Team Iron Man to allow Steve and Bucky to escape. In a portion from the book that takes place earlier on in the movie, Widow expresses her desire for Steve to look out for his friends, but also gives small details on her backstory.
“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.”
Fans got their first peek at Natasha’s experience in the Red Room, a part of the Black Widow training program, during her dream sequence in Age of Ultron. Outside of that, only brief dialogue in various films have shed any light on what else she has gone through. The scene was clearly not a vital part to the movie, and possibly was never even shot, but fans seem eager for more of Black Widow in whatever way they can get it.
Kevin Feige has already said they are “committed” to a Black Widow solo movie, so maybe they scrapped this scene in favor of it being involved in that movie instead. If they ever do pull the trigger on a Black Widow film, it would certainly be a move that would make fans happy, even though it might have to wait until 2020 or 2021 to make it to theaters. Until that point comes, you can catch Black Widow’s role in Civil War.
Captain America: Civil War will be available on VOD September 2, 2016, and DVD and Blu-Ray on September 13, 2016; Doctor Strange opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019;Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
Source: Movie Pilot