23 Apr 2018 4:25 PM +00:00 UTC

Black Widow Movie is Going to be a Prequel; Winter Soldier Could Appear

It's been 8 years since Scarlet Johansson's Black Widow was introduced to the MCU, and now Marvel has announced that they are working on a Black Widow solo film. As it turns out, the movie will actually be a prequel, and will follow Natasha Romanoff before we meet her in Iron Man 2.

According to That Hashtag Show, the movie will have Natasha ‘living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.' We don't have that much specifics on the rest of the story, but it's been said that Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan has been tapped to appear.

We also don't have a director for the movie uet, but Brad Winderbaum is attached as an executive producer.

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Seeing that hiring women to helm these female-lead movies is becoming a trend in Hollywood, I would expect that the MCU is looking for a female director for Black Widow. If anything, I hope they consider Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. His action work with Atomic Blonde was phenomenal, and his style could work well with a Black Widow film.

So far, no release date has been set for Black Widow, but we should probably expect it to come out as part of Marvel's Phase 4.

See Also: Kevin Feige: Hawkeye has a 'Very Specific' Storyline in Avengers: Infinity War