It seems that Johansson has actually been actively looking forward to being able to explore the character’s past as well. Currently she is one of three Avengers who have not been given their own stand alone film, so it has been harder to really flesh out her history. Here is what she had to say about what we might expect:the woman that she is. Clearly the last couple episodes of Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter‘ have been delving into the history of the Blac

While we don’t know much about Black Widow’s history, Johansson has teased that we’ll be learning a little of it in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Hopefully we’ll be getting a bit of an explanation as to how she came to be k Widow program and I’m wondering if that might tie in to what she was hinting at.

“People were surprised that I wanted to play a comic book heroine. But I loved Iron Man, and I met with Marvel to see what was possible. I had done my research, and the Black Widow character resonated with me. She is dark and has faced death so many times that she has a deep perspective on the value of life. In the sequel, you learn more about the sadness in her past. I think of her that way. Black Widow is a superhero, but she’s also human. She’s small, but she’s strong. It’s hard not to admire her.”

Of course sadness in her past could stretch to include quite a few things. Will they just be touching on her being taken to be turned into a killing machine or we get some actual backstory for her? It’s hard to tell at this time. I am glad to hear that we’ll be finding out more on the cinematic version of the Black Widow and hope that they are able to do the comic counterpart justice.

What parts of Black Widow’s past do you feel that they’ll touch upon in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’?

‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. Jackson assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Source: Comic Book Movie