[SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME]
Black Widow may have died in Avengers: Endgame, but she is finally getting the spotlight with the solo movie in the works. While fans have been doing nothing but speculate on when the film comes out, we have confirmation that Marvel Studios is aiming to release Natasha Romanoff’s story next year.
This has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, which says that Scarlett Johansson will be starring in the Widow movie which comes out in 2020. We don’t have many details when it comes to the story of the film, but we do know that Johansson is attached as a producer as well, and she’ll be earning something in the $20 million range.
While not confirmed, there’s heavy speculation that the film will be an origin story, and it will cover Romanoff’s time as a KGB agent before the events of Iron Man 2. There’s also a rumor going around that the villain will be Taskmaster.
Personally, I’m kind of hoping they bring her back from the dead because I’m kind of tired of women-led superhero movies having to take place in the past only; Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel—can’t they come up with a heroine for contemporary times?
The Black Widow movie is directed by Cate Shortland and stars Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and O-T Fagbenle. Catch it when it comes out sometime in 2020.
In the meantime, Widow is in Avengers: Endgame which is now out in theaters.