SALT LAKE CITY — Black Widow is finally getting her own solo movie, and it will reportedly start filming this March.
What’s happening: HN Entertainment reported last weekend that Scarlett Johansson’s “Black Widow” solo film is the next Marvel studios film going into production.
- Filming for the movie could begin at the end of February or beginning of March and is slated to take place in the United Kingdom, according to HN Entertainment.
What we know about “Black Widow”: The short answer is “not a lot,” but we do know some things about the upcoming film.4 comments on this story
- “Black Widow” is reportedly set before the events of the first “Avengers” movie and follows Johansson’s Russian-spy-turned-superheroine Natasha Romanova, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- The film will be directed by Cate Shortland, filmmaker for the Nazi drama “Lore,” and written by Jac Schaeffer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- According to Comic Book.com, there are rumors that the film will follow the collapse of the Soviet Union and a government trying to kill Romanova, an ex-KGB operative. The validity of that rumor cannot be confirmed, according to Comic Book.com.
- There are rumors that the film will not be for a younger audience and may be the studio’s first R-rated film.
“Black Widow” does not have an official release date, but according to HN Entertainment, it’s rumored to have a May 1, 2020, release.
- It will be the second solo film in the Marvel universe to feature a female protagonist.