[7], In January 2009, Marvel entered early talks with Emily Blunt to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2,[8] though she was unable to take the role due to a previous commitment to star in Gulliver's Travels. [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. That's bound to have a huge effect. [30] That July, Hayter expressed interest in reviving the project for Marvel,[31] and the following month, director Neil Marshall stated that he "would love to do a Black Widow film," saying he felt the character was "really interesting [given] she doesn't have any superpowers, she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, being this ex-K.G.B. She and the rest of the team then pursued Ultron to Africa. Clint admitted to her his disbelief of the Avengers being able to stop Loki and his remorse about the people he killed. The character of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow has been a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since making her first appearance in 2010's "Iron Man 2." 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. 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. Regarding her training, Johansson said, "Even though Iron Man 2 was 'one-for-them,' I'd never done anything like that before. 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. With Tony, she acts in a very aloof and stoic manner, immune and indifferent to his (constant) attempts at flirting with her. She and Rogers narrowly escaped the resulting blast, and then left the scene before S.H.I.E.L.D. Black Widow reassembled with the Avengers in Sokovia as they attempted to take down Strucker's base and repossess Loki's Scepter. Natasha uses names that may not be her own and will almost certainly be going by a different one, in part, in "Black Widow" while on the run. She walked away and Rogers suggested to Banner that she likes him, despite his rejection of the notion. Once Loki is captured, Natasha talks to him in his holding cell and he taunts her claiming that he will make Clint kill her. [72], Vox notes that in Avengers: Endgame, "Johansson takes Romanoff — usually the dependable, no-frills assassin — into quiet, stoic suffering",[73] while Vanity Fair laments that the film "never gives her or her death room to breathe". The star added: "The idea of Natasha Romanoff in a family drama is the least expected thing, and I had to wrap my head around what that was going to be because there’s such a big tonal shift." Posing as Audrey, Natasha spent several weeks undercover determining what Baker's plan for Zodiac was. missile destroys the bunker, and realize that Secretary of Internal Security Alexander Pierce is Hydra's leader within S.H.I.E.L.D. Then it pans over to me and I’ve got guns. [She's] a product of other people's imposition.' by Clint Barton. uniform during the drive, she broke into Hammer Industries to stop the drones. She even described him to display "textbook narcissism", however, she might have warmed up to him a bit the more she worked with him. She hoped Banner was okay and Fury offered soothing words. \"Natalia Alianova Romanoff\" was born in Russia and went on to become a world-class spy in the employ of the KGB. 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. Like really do a good, paranoid, 'John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. Tony claims she could not speak other languages, Natasha replies in Latin, saying the phrase "Fallaces sunt rerum species", part of a famous quote from Seneca, meaning "the appearance of things is deceptive." During her first appearance in "Iron Man 2," Natasha goes by the alias Natalie Rushman. She encountered and took out several security men. [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. Always strategic in her thinking and heroic in her actions, Black Widow is an asset that Tony needs - but one that he cannot control. and the Avengers from the former Avengers headquarters in upstate New York. Black Widow is definitely one of the team, though. She then revealed Nick Fury's survival, and forced Pierce to help Fury release the secrets of S.H.I.E.L.D. In fact, the first female Avenger in the original Avengers created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby was the Wasp. 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. She also flirted with him subtly throughout this particular adventure, and the two made an incredible team. The character of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow has been a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since making her first appearance in 2010's "Iron Man 2." under the orders of Alexander Pierce after hiding details of Fury's death, and Natasha joined him to help him retrieve the confidential files from the flash drive, which Fury had already given to Rogers. In Captain America: Civil War, Natasha appeared to support the Sokovia Accords, despite her friendship and loyalty to Steve Rogers, however, near the climax of the Avengers Civil War, she reveals she was truly on Steve's side, as successfully holding off the T'Challa for Steve and Bucky so they can deal with Helmut Zemo, like Steve, she puts her morals and honor first, and logic second, she does not regret helping her friend and team leader, despite the fact that it resulted in her becoming a fugitive, as Natasha is believed that Bucky should not be judged for his past actions, since hers is similar to his. Five years later, Romanoff runs the New Avengers Facility and coordinated with Nebula, Rocket Raccoon, Carol Danvers, Okoye, and James Rhodes in their efforts to protect what was left of the universe. Banner later notes that he had tried at that time to also bring Romanoff back, and failed. files in a flash drive. She called in a S.H.I.E.L.D. 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. I'd never been physically driven in something, or a part of something so big. Instead of killing her, Barton spared her life because he had a certain respect for her and the pair developed a lasting partnership and friendship that soon lived on. Romanoff getting changed behind Hogan who got distracted. [51] "[43] The film was expected to be released in May 2020, but was delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[44] with the new release date being May 7, 2021. Black Widow marks the first big screen solo adventure for Natasha Romanoff. Stark and Rhodey's battle in his Malibu home, Banner get locked in the bridge by General Ross and his troops, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic, Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle, https://marvel-movies.fandom.com/wiki/Natalia_Romanoff?oldid=278116, Before Scarlett Johansson was cast, Emily Blunt was set to star as Black Widow, but had to pull out due scheduling conflicts with her movie. "[53] When asked about Romanoff's relationship with Rogers, Johansson responded, "By a series of unfortunate encounters, they will be in a situation in which their friendship becomes more intimate. Though the others want to use the Infinity Stones to resurrect Romanoff, Clint knows that she can't be brought back. It's hard not to admire her. He's not a boy scout, but he is reserved and has a moral center, whereas her moral center moves. 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. In the aftermath of the incident in Africa, Hawkeye brought Widow and the team to his home to remain undercover. Natasha arrived in Moscow, Russia disguised as Tatiana Sokolova. Zola reveals that ever since S.H.I.E.L.D. When the battle was over, she used her lullaby to calm the Hulk down and convert him back to Banner. Steve, Sam and Natasha were later attacked by the Winter Soldier and team of Hydra double agents. It’s been almost a decade since the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced Scarlett Johansson’s flame-haired super-spy Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2, … [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. 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. 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. Although he keeps her at bay for a short time, Natasha breaks his hypnotic state by smashing his head against a metal railing, knocking him unconscious. After Loki was defeated, James Rhodes arrived in New York to help out Tony. [36] The next February, Johansson said that she would dedicate herself to making any potential Black Widow film "amazing. Their relationship developed later on when they were outlawed by their own bosses and hunted by the Winter Soldier, and Natasha appeared to see him as a genuine friend. [66], Johansson described the film, Black Widow as "an opportunity to explore the Widow as a woman who has come into her own and is making independent and active choices for herself, probably for once in her life".[67]. 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Natasha_Romanoff_(Marvel_Cinematic_Universe)&oldid=1001961637, Fictional immigrants to the United States, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 04:30. Using technology at Hammer Industries, she managed to get control over War Machine's suit. When the pager turned off, they were all at a loss as to why. Sokovia is destroyed in the battle, leading to the passage of the Sokovia Accords, over which Tony Stark and Steve Rogers have a falling out. [59], By the events of Infinity War, Johansson said that Romanoff's situation following Captain America: Civil War has been "a dark time. She reveals she has been on Steve's side the entire time, she just prefers to do things her way, eventually forcing her to go on the run from the government. Phil Coulson calls and tells her that Agent Barton has been compromised so she broke free from her restraints and knocked out Luchkov's henchmen before being sent to collect Bruce Banner. Natasha was attending the Stark Expo show, when Ivan Vanko took control of Hammer's Drones. Natasha Romanoff made her first MCU appearance way back in 2010's Iron Man 2. "[37] Following the development work done and the public support for a Black Widow film to be made, Marvel ultimately decided that the "best time to move forward with the project" would be at the beginning of the "latest phase" of the MCU in 2020. She appeared with Nick Fury when he talked to him in Randy's Donuts, Tony was shocked when he saw her in a S.H.I.E.L.D. In South Africa, Captain America, Iron Man and Thor confronted Ultron while Black Widow and Hawkeye remained covert. 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. As she headed up the front steps, she witnessed Blonsky, now as Abomination, emerge from the building. Fury asks someone to stop Hawkeye and she swallows her terror and volunteers. She responded saying "I'll persuade you", this was her way of saying that she had several agents outside who were ready to take on the Hulk at any given moment. After an attempt on Fury's life, Rogers becomes a fugitive hunted by S.T.R.I.K.E., and meets with Romanoff. She is able to keep her emotions in check. Natasha suffered a bullet wound in her shoulder while trying to elude the Winter Soldier, and Steve was left stunned by the revelation that the Winter Soldier was his old friend Bucky. As described by Stark, she is something of a mystery. He's a character who tells the truth. "[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". In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Screenwriter Christopher Markus said that Black Widow was a "great contrast" to Captain America, describing her as "incredibly modern, not very reverent, and just very straightforward whereas Steve is, you know a man from the 40s. 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