There’s been buzz over Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow— so far the queen bee of the Marvel Cinematic Universe– getting her own movie at some point. Fans, including young girls, have embraced this catsuit-wearing butt-kicker. But we know ‘Captain Marvel’ (or ‘The Wasp’ depending on how you look at it) will be the first Marvel female hero to get her own solo movie. But there’s certainly already embedded interest in exploring Black Widow further.
In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, we got a glimpse into the mysterious past of Natasha Romanoff (see the clip above) and her early days in the Red Room. There was also this bit of dialogue between her and Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) that hinted at a tragic event in her life:
“In the Red Room, where I was trained, where I was raised, they have a graduation ceremony. They sterilize you. It’s efficient. One less thing to worry about. The one thing that might matter more than a mission. Makes everything easier, even killing. You still think you’re the only monster on the team?”
Now fans are noticing that in the novelization of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, in which Black Widow played a major role, there is a bit of dialogue between Natasha and Cap that doesn’t appear in the film. It’s entirely possible the scene was filmed but cut for time’s sake. Also, some wonder where in the film this bit might have appeared, with the most logical answer being at Peggy Carter’s funeral.
This is the passage from the novelization:
“Natasha studied Cap’s expression of resolve. Finally, she said, “In Russia, in the Red Room, there were dozens of us. All girls, all young. We lived together. They let us be friends. Then they dropped us in the tundra, two weeks’ walk from home, with just enough supplies for one of us to survive.”
Cap looked at her, understanding her meaning.
“Don’t let them push us into the cold,” she said.”
Once again, this exchange may have simply been cut due to the film’s run time. Or… optimistically speaking, perhaps it was removed in order to be used in that hypothetical ‘Black Widow’ solo movie, which has yet to be officially announced by Marvel.
What do you think? Are you intrigued to explore the past of the film version of Black Widow?