While Marvel Studios has got their plans through 2019, the company’s slate of film after that remains a mystery. Following projects like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 still on hold, fans are eager to see what’s next. And now it seems that thing will be Black Widow.
Eventually, some new reports are up, revealing the solo project will begin filming way sooner than we might expect.
Recently, The GWW and Omega Underground shared their report on Black Widow. According to them, the standalone movie is slated to begin its production on February 28 this year. Then a follow-up report from The Hashtag Show says production will continue through March. Still, there is no official date for when Black Widow filming will reportedly wrap.
So far, neither Marvel Studios nor Disney has made official comments on the production rumor.
However, there is headway being made on Black Widow.
Fans are curious about where the solo project will go. Meanwhile, Cate Shortland has been tapped to direct the film, and Jac Shaeffer writes the script. Thus far, few concrete story details have gone live, but some rumors suggest the film will take place back in 2006 to predate Iron Man by two years. Last year, in fact, a production synopsis appeared online when film magazine Production Weekly posted the following blurb about Black Widow.
“At birth, the Black Widow (a.k.a. Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the USSR breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action movies to present-day New York, where she’s a freelance operative. The standalone movie will find Romanoff living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
The star behind Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, expectedly will reprise the role as Natasha Romanoff for her solo venture. The actress first stepped into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010 when Iron Man 2 introduced her character. Originally an assistant to Tony Stark, then Natasha unveiled herself to be a renowned spy working for S.H.I.E.L.D. under Director Nick Fury. However, the MCU has gone on to make the Black Widow an integral character in its narrative.
Black Window will also come up as the second female-led-film of Marvel Studios. And this spring, Captain Marvel will have the honor of becoming the first as her standalone movie to premiere on March 8. Black Widow perhaps hits theaters sometime in 2020.
So, are you ready to know about the origin story of this spy? Stay tuned with us!
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art Unveils Hooded Black Widow
Avengers: Infinity War debuted Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow her most drastic Marvel Cinematic Universe makeover. As it turns out, the concept art has traded her signature red hair and sleek bodysuit for some blond locks and a bulkier battlesuit.
While Marvel fans by and large like the new appearance of Black Widow, some recent concept art of alternative costume design for Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow had them falling in love with the character’s classic look all over again! Well, if you preferred the alternate design for Widow you saw, then you may love the one we are sharing today:
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Here’s another concept version I painted up of Black Widow for Avengers: Infinity War. Again, she’s in hiding so hiding her red hair might be a good idea. Or just make it blonde 🙂 It’s always fun painting Scarlett Johansson. #BlackWidow #avengers #avengersinfinitywar #conceptart #costumedesign #illustration #characterdesign #digitalpainting #그림 #그림스타그램 #일러스트레이터 #marvel #marvelstudios #scarlettjohansson
Once again, this design for Black Widow comes by way of Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park.
This version of the costume adheres to the classic look more so than any of the other alternate designs for Black Widow’s new Infinity War combat suit. But it changes the green vest to a full-on sleeveless hooded sweatshirt.
Andy Park once again seemingly acknowledged that his design concept did not quite match Black Widow’s story arc in Infinity War. So here’s what he shared about this piece of artwork:
“Here is another concept version I painted up of Black Widow for Avengers: Infinity War. Again, she is hiding so hiding her red hair might be a good idea. Or just make it blonde ☺ It’s always fun painting Scarlett Johansson.”
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow has been on the run along with Avengers team. When we caught up to them in Infinity War, Cap’s “Secret Avengers” have been forced to perform heroic missions while still dodging capture by General “Thunderbolt” Ross and the World Security Council. For Cap’s team to remain incognito, altering their appearance would highly necessary. Therefore, the fact that Black Widow simply puts on a hoodie probably wouldn’t be enough of a disguise. As a master spy, Natasha Romanoff would surely have some better tricks than that up her sleeve.
Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include:
• Captain Marvel on March 8th, 2019
• Avengers 4 on May 3rd, 2019
• Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th, 2019.
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in Original Red-Haired ‘Infinity War’ Design
Black Widow starring as Scarlett Johansson has become something of a fashion icon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been a headline-making event every time she changes her look. Marvel Studios debuted Black Widow’s most drastic makeover in Avengers: Infinity War. From that, she appeared with the blond hair and her new battlesuit.
However, you can take a look in the artwork below. Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow could have had a very different appearance:
This was the approved #BlackWidow concept design I did for #AvengersInfinityWar. I guess they decided to get rid of the 🧣& the red hair 🙂 It made sense since she’s in hiding. I can’t wait for you all to see her in Avengers: Whatever The Next Title Is! #ScarlettJohansson pic.twitter.com/c3HF0oWLEi
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) November 26, 2018
Andy Park, the concept artist of Marvel Studios, has unveiled his the original design for Scarlett Johansson in the film. It kept the same camouflage color theme and design for Black Widow’s new battlesuit but sporting Natasha Romanoff’s trademark red hair, as well as adding the flourish of a red scarf around her neck. It’s a pretty cool look, right? So why did Marvel Studios just leave it on the cutting room floor?
As the artist himself points out via his Twitter post, Marvel Studios didn’t take the design for one perfect reason: it’s kind of at odds with Black Widow’s Avengers: Infinity War storyline.
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha was marked as a fugitive along with the rest of Captain America’s half of the Avengers team. By the time of Infinity War, Captain’s “Secret Avengers” have simultaneously performed heroic missions and dodged capture by General “Thunderbolt” Ross for years. It has changed their appearance that would be a key survival tactic for Cap’s team members. As the most experienced master of the spy in the group, Black Widow would be the person who probably makes any decision other than broadcasting her red hair with a big red scarf.
The interesting thing is on the way. We will see how Scarlett Johansson’s appearance changes when she returns as Black Widow for Avengers 4. Presumably, Cap’s Secret Avengers will not need to keep such a low profile after the losses of The Snap. So Widow may get free to go back to her usual shine.
Upcoming MCU films include:
- Captain Marvel on March 8th, 2019
- Avengers 4 on May 3rd, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th, 2019.
DC Fan Art Pictures Scarlett Johansson as Wonder Woman
Gal Gagot starring as Wonder Woman has been one of comics’ leading heroines for decades. The arrival on the big screen only cemented her all-star state. Gadot has become nearly inseparable from Princess Diana thanks to her much-loved performance, but some are wondering who else could have done the job.
Recently, fan art has imagined a world where another superhero starlet put on Wonder Woman’s tiara. However, fans aren’t sure how to feel about it.
The artist known as Bosslogic shared his switch-around with fans via Twitter/Instagram. As you can see below, the fan art put Johansson behind Wonder Woman’s sword. The design took inspiration from The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 18, 2018
As the series prepared to tackle an Elseworlds arc, this universe-bending fan art let Johansson embrace her inner Amazon. The poster sees the actress rocking long red hair similar to Black Widow, but her outfit couldn’t be much more different. Getting armed with a sword and ornate shield, Wonder Woman isn’t one to don a tight S.H.I.E.L.D. suit, but Johansson does pull off both looks regardless.
Fans have been quickly reacting to this look, and the feedback has been split. While the fan art itself looks flawless, netizens have grown attached to Gadot and her appearance of Wonder Woman. It could be fun to imagine ‘what if’ when it comes to casting, but fans are more than happy leaving the role to Gal Gadot.
Meanwhile, the actress is busy with her role Wonder Woman as Gadot has been filming its sequel. The production on Wonder Woman 1984 has been on-going for a couple of months, leaving Gadot with many works to do. As for Scarlett Johansson, her year got off to a busy start with the release of Avengers: Infinity War movie. Her character as Black Widow will only expand once Avengers 4 hits the theaters next May. But who knows? Maybe Johansson will find some time to cosplay as Wonder Woman before her next blockbuster drops?
By the way, if you’re curious to see how Gal Gadot might look like the Black Widow, keep calm; Bosslogic has you covered. The artist shared a fan art that switch-around earlier in the week, and you’d like to see it here.
Marvel Fan Art Imagines “Wonder Woman” Star Gal Gadot as Black Widow
Gal Gadot herself has made a name as Wonder Woman, but the new artwork featured the DC star as the MCU’s Black Widow. Though Marvel Studios cast Scarlett Johansson in her role of Natasha Romanoff almost a decade ago so she could make a debut in Iron Man 2, some impressive fan art has swapped Gadot in for Johansson.
In the CW, “Elseworlds” is the name that used for this year’s Arrowverse mega-crossover. It features iconic characters swapping roles as Barry Allen became the Green Arrow or Oliver Queen turned into The Flash. And there’s one fan artist, in particular, that took that name to heart.
Bosslogic has done the same to starts in Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Warner Bro.’s DC Extended Universe. In his latest entry into this particular set of fan art, Bosslogic decided to imagine what Gadot would look like if she became the MCU’s Black Widow.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 18, 2018
The fan art gave Gadot the traditional red hair of Widow but suiting a slightly different costume. This one had much more red to the design but also had nods to Gadot’ success as Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman logo features on her shoulder and belt as a fun, new design for the Black Widow mantle.
The fan art comes on the heels of the announcement that Marvel Studios has pushed back the standalone Black Window for a potential 2020 release. Production Weekly reported that the film’s synopsis would feature Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Black Widow around the turn of the century.
“At birth, the Black Widow (a.k.a Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action movies to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative. The standalone film will find Romanoff living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
Johansson seemingly is not the only person to be ecstatic for Natasha Romanoff to get her first solo live-action flick. Co-director of Avengers: Infinity War, Joe Russo, said he’s so happy to see a movie explore the character’s past.
“Yeah, we are very happy about that. It’s such a rich & interesting character,” Russo said. “There is so much to explore with a character whose history was as a villain. And you know, Scarlett did such a great job of playing that character. People get used to that character that you forget the character’s history. So there are many compelling stories to tell about someone who has a dark past.”
Both Marvel and DC are pumping out multiple films on a yearly basis. That just became a more recent focus for these universes to give audiences more female superheroes.
Johansson and Gadot are each the original heroines of their respective cinematic universes. However, only Gadot has starred in her standalone film. She led the most critically successful DCEU one in Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot has currently been filming Wonder Woman 1984. Even though the movie wouldn’t arrive until 2020, it may be worth the wait.
Meanwhile, despite the longevity in the MCU, Johansson starring as Black Widow is just now preparing to film her solo movie in 2020. The movie is set to be directed by Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) on a script from The Hustle alum Jac Schaeffer.
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