's secrets to the internet. The trio then captured and interrogated Jasper Sitwell to find out about the conspiracy festering within S.H.I.E.L.D. Black Widow is definitely one of the team, though. She comes from such an abusive, terrible, mind-control background, so when she gets to Vormir and she has a chance to get the family back, that's a thing she would trade for. Incapable of moving on, Natasha is the only Avenger who remains on the active side, leading the new and remaining old members of the Avengers, displaying outright gentleness when dealing with the others. "[65] To prepare for the film, Johansson underwent a high-intensity workout regimen, which included plyometrics, Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics, as well as a time-restricted eating diet; all are under the supervision of her longtime trainer, Eric Johnson, with whom she had worked since Iron Man 2 (2010), the film which introduced her character. Natasha Romanoff's standalone movie was poised to hit theaters on May 1, 2020. "[50] Johansson earned $4–6 million for the film. Marvel has debuted the first teaser trailer for "Black Widow," Marvel's first solo feature starring Scarlett Johansson's superhero. Natasha is certainly extremely fearless, as well as stoic, efficient, cunning, intelligent and unpredictable. I was like, ‘Joss… um… do I look okay holding these guns?’ and he responded 'She’s a total badass. She arrived too late, however, and informed Fury over the phone that Ross captured Bruce and was taking him away in a helicopter. Natasha was then ordered to make sure that Bruce didn't leave anything for Dr. Samuel Sterns, who he had recently been with, to work on. As part of a test, Barton entered the Helicarrier in disguise and downloaded a file about the members that were in consideration for the Avengers Initiative. After returning to the present, a devastated Clint reports her death to the other Avengers, the only family Natalia Romanoff ever had. Romanoff and Clint argued over who would die, Romanoff wanting to sacrifice herself so that Clint could get his family back. Black Widow woke up in the Sokovian HYDRA base that Ultron was now using as his headquarters. The following day, Steve and Natasha sought help from Sam Wilson, who they then pulled into their circle of allies by recovering a flight-exoskeleton for him. Romanoff interrupted Zola's lengthy exposition of HYDRA's activities when her PDA alerted her to an incoming missile. Rogers, Stark, Romanoff, Barton, Thor, and Hulk then rally in defense of Loki's next target, New York City. Some months later, while Loki begins his attack on Earth, Romanoff is being held prisoner and interrogated by Russians. Romanoff is a spy and an expert hand-to-hand combatant, trained in the Red Room from childhood. She’s a killing and porning machine. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. After changing into a S.H.I.E.L.D. Following Barton, the Black Widow was drawn into a new life as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Regarding the character's abilities to measure up to her teammates Johansson recounted, "The other day we were doing this big reveal shot of all the Avengers. She is also more open and vulnerable to her emotions of guilt and sadness, crying whenever hearing to Clint now being an assassin and not bothering to stop herself from nearly crying when she discusses on how impossible it seemed despite all her efforts to become better with Steve. Using data in the flash drive, they discover a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. could find them. Johansson dyed her hair red before she landed the part, hoping that it would help convince Favreau that she was right for the role. "[59] Johansson added that Romanoff is "looking to strategize her position, putting herself in a place where she is able to let the powers that be fight it out" in order for her to "have a better perspective of what's really going on". However, due to COVID-19 shutdowns, the movie was pushed to November 6, 2020. She even develops stronger feelings for him and is the only one who is able to properly tame his Hulk form. There, Steve and Natasha discovered a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. They succeeded in doing so but Ultron took Widow hostage. She arrived and witnessed Banner get locked in the bridge by General Ross and his troops; Banner then transformed and a battle ensued. The threat had been neutralised and for a time the world would have little need of its protectors. The three Avengers battled Ultron in order to recover her synthetic-tissue technology. That's bound to have a huge effect. was founded after World War II, Hydra has secretly operated within its ranks, sowing global chaos with the objective of making humanity surrender its freedom in exchange for security. Romanoff survives the snap, and travels with the newly arrived Captain Marvel and other surviving Avengers to Thanos' garden planet to attempt to recover the Infinity Stones, only to learn that Thanos has already destroyed them. Her government later supplies her with her first Black Widow costume and high-tech weaponry, but she eventually defects to the United States after appearing, temporarily brainwashed against the U.S., in the superhero-team series The Avengers #29 (July 1966). "[47] She stated that she had "a bit of a freak-out moment" when she first saw the cat-suit. Widow fought the Ultron drones and helped civilians to safety. Fury is forced to deploy Natasha to Empire State University after Ross revealed, in a short conversation, that he intended to capture Banner. [45], In Iron Man 2, Romanoff is introduced as Natalie Rushman, an undercover spy for S.H.I.E.L.D. All of these characters have deep, dark pasts, and I think that the past catches up to some of us a little bit. Rescued by Banner, she pushes him off a ledge to force his transformation into the Hulk to aid in the battle against Ultron, an act which later influences Hulk to leave Earth altogether. Eventually she captured one of their aircraft and used it to reach the top of Stark Tower where she was instrumental in dealing with the device that held the portal open, thus sealing the rift and barring the amassed forces still waiting to pass through. She does not normally show any fear whatsoever in the face of any danger, even if it is an immortal being from another dimension. She comes close to developing romantic feelings for him. With their friendship they begin to question what they want and what is their true identity. The two of them appear to have a close friendship, as she helped him realize that his actions under Loki's control were not his fault. She's not in the cast simply to be a romantic foil or eye candy. Despite meeting her end in Avengers: Endgame, the upcoming prequel is an origins movie and tells the story of how Russian spy Natasha Romanoff ended up becoming a key player in SHIELD. Her relationship with Clint Barton is hinted at but never truly expressed. [70], David Edelstein of New York Magazine described the presence of the female leads in Iron Man 2 as "a gam-off between Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson in which Paltrow wins on length and then disappears in the glare of her opponent's headlights". There's all kinds of stuff that you could do with it." [33] He added that Marvel was "creatively and emotionally" committed to making a Black Widow film eventually. Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., later reveals this to Stark, and Romanoff then helps Stark to thwart the plans of villains Justin Hammer and Ivan Vanko, the latter of whom has remotely taken control of an army of military drones and the armor of Stark's friend James Rhodes. Natasha approaches Bruce and tells him that he needs to help them. She hoped Banner was okay and Fury offered soothing words. She set up equipment using resources and sent a message in Morse code to Hawkeye at Avengers Tower. Born in Russia in 1984, Natasha Romanoff was trained as a spy in a secretive academy called the Red Room which involved training as a ballerina as a cover,[68] as well as the eventual sterilization of the students. [46] Johansson said that she chose the role because "the Black Widow character resonated with me... [She] is a superhero, but she's also human. As Steve and Natasha watch in absolute despair and horror as the amount of casualties won't stop increasing, Natasha agrees despondently when Steve comments on it being a nightmare, stating she has had better nightmares, which is a lot coming from her. Three weeks after the Decimation, the Avengers tracked Thanos down in order to use the Infinity Stones to reverse the destruction. Like really do a good, paranoid, 'John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. Natasha, because she does not tell much about herself and does not react emotionally to narrowly anything, is also extremely difficult to trust because her loyalty is always ambiguous to an extreme. Discovering the pager used by Fury, they took it along with them. • Black Widow was to be paired with Daredevil in a proposed live-action 1975 series created by and starring Angie Bowie as Black Widow with Ben Carruthers as Daredevil. When the Avengers, the twins and the Vision traveled to Sokovia, Banner was sent to the lab in order to free her. These are 5 confirmed theories ahead of the latest MCU movie. Upon receiving intel that Nobel-prize winning scientist Professor Amanat was in danger of abduction by the mercenary group known as the Cadre, Director Fury dispatched Rogers and Natasha Romanoff to Rogers' old neighborhood in Brooklyn on protection detail. In The Avengers, the character's close friendship with Clint Barton is indicated, about which Johansson said, "Our characters have a long history. The Widow later becomes a recurring ally of the team before officially becoming its sixteenth member many years later. [26], In February 2014, Feige stated that, after exploring Black Widow's past in Age of Ultron, he would like to see it explored further in a solo film, which already had development work done for it,[27][28] including a "pretty in depth" treatment by Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). She declared her love for him, kissed him passionately and shoved him off a cliff, turning him into Hulk. Luckily, Thor intervened in time to prevent the Hulk from attacking her. "[57] A mixture of close-ups, concealing costumes, stunt doubles and visual effects were used to help hide Johansson's pregnancy during filming. Due to Natasha's past as a spy, she considered the Avengers her family, being desperate to keep them together when the Sokovia Accords were due to be signed, but ultimately failed; due to Tony's arrogance and massive ego. team to free hostages aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. [24], In September 2010, while promoting the home media release of Iron Man 2, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige indicated interest in producing a solo Black Widow film,[25] and stated that discussions with Johansson had already taken place regarding a Black Widow standalone film, but that Marvel's focus was on 2012's The Avengers. "[52] The Russos added, "She's a character who lies for a living. Based on Steve's description of the shooter, she identified the killer as the Winter Soldier. [69] Eventually, Clint Barton is sent to kill Romanoff, but instead chooses to spare her life and recruit her to S.H.I.E.L.D., enabling Romanoff to escape her previous life as an assassin. In Natasha Romanoff’s first comic book appearance in Tales of Suspense #52 from 1964, she’s sent by the Soviet government to eliminate Anton Vanko, a.k.a. [51] Directed by Cate Shortland. She later approached Fury's "grave" to say goodbye to Steve, stating that with all of her covers blown, she had to find a new identity. The $15 million was equal to what Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth each earned in Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. ; Plus, we break down key Easter eggs that hint at details about Natasha Romanoff's past — and her fate in the MCU. Deducing that he plans to use the Hulk so Romanoff warns Director Fury. That date has … Natasha infiltrated the Triskelion disguised as Councilwoman Hawley of the World Security Council, and was taken hostage with the other councillors by Pierce as soon as Steve revealed over the public address system the truth about HYDRA controlling S.H.I.E.L.D., and Pierce being their leader. [62] On the continuation of the relationship between Romanoff and Rogers from The Winter Soldier, Joe Russo said that they wanted to "test it" by having Romanoff point out to Rogers the mistakes the team have made and convince him "that it might not be as black and white as he sees it" and that the Avengers must "find a way to work within the system so that [they] aren't disbanded". She walked away and Rogers suggested to Banner that she likes him, despite his rejection of the notion. Natasha and Steve, along with the rest of the Avengers, utterly defeated, returned to the New Avengers Facility to plan their next move to help the world either recover from the Decimation or undo it if possible. Loki summons some guards, including Hawkeye, to the Helicarrier and Hawkeye uses an explosive arrow to destroy one of the four engines. She was buried in rubble, but still managed to make her way upstairs. She eventually becomes part of the counter-terrorism agency S.H.I.E.L.D. She manages to get her leg free from the debris that was on top of her and begins to run because the Hulk is attacking her. Before the movie hit theaters, Marvel Studios boss … During the final battle, Natasha betrays Iron Man and sides with Captain America near the end of the fight, successfully holding off the Black Panther for Captain America and Bucky so they can deal with Iron Man. After Tony Stark publicly becomes Iron Man and appoints his personal assistant Pepper Potts as CEO of Stark Industries, he hires Stark employee Natalie Rushman to replace Potts as his personal assistant, unaware that Rushman is actually Natasha Romanoff undercover. Though she had no superhuman powers, Natasha was an expert martial artist with impressive interrogation skills and competent scientific mind and hacking skills. Natalia Alianovna "Natasha" Romanoff, also known as Black Widow (Russian: Наталья ''Наташа Романоф'' Альяновна Романова), was one of the most talented spies and assassins in the entire world and a founding member of the Avengers.Originally a KGB operative and dangerous assassin, Romanoff was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D. She is seen in Iron Man 2 to be Nick Fury's second-in-command and the person who reports back to him on Tony Stark, and she is visibly shocked when he apparently dies. When Potts left, Tony started to grill Natasha and tells her that he finds it amazing that she does what she does. On Vormir, Red Skull revealed to Romanoff that her father's name was Ivan, something that she admitted she didn't know and told them that one of them must sacrifice someone they loved to get the Stone. Natasha along with Fury and Phil Coulson went to Tony's house and she was told by Fury that she will stay acting as an assistant. [36] The next February, Johansson said that she would dedicate herself to making any potential Black Widow film "amazing. Her government later supplies her with her first Black Widow costume and high-tech weaponry, but she eventually defects to the United States after appearing, temporarily bra… The Hashtag Show reported that the film will be set in the early 2000s, before Natasha even appeared in Iron Man 2. She was left frustrated and hurt by Tony's only partially justified anger towards her (he did have the right to be angry with her due to Rhodey being in such a state but his spite at her "betrayal" is completely uncalled for; as he is the one who actually betrayed the Avengers) and coldly left on him. Two years after the Battle of New York, Romanoff and Rogers are sent with S.H.I.E.L.D. Loki lets slip that the "monster" is already on board of the helicarrier; through that it is revealed that Natasha was actually the one manipulating Loki, and she had been in control the whole time. She is usually very calm and collected, as evident in Iron Man 2. Black Widow was tasked to get a job in Stark industries, to get closer to Tony Stark under the alias of Natalie Rushman, a woman named Samantha Carlisle was originally meant to send some documents to Tony Stark, so Natasha put a pill in Sam's drink, making her sick, so she was tasked to send the documents to Stark. "[32] In April 2015, Johansson spoke more on the possibility of a solo Black Widow film, seeing the potential to explore the different "layers" of her depicted in the different films so far, but also stating that "right now I think this character is used well in this part of the universe". 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