The character first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 2010 movie Iron Man 2, and a whole decade later, in May 2020, her anticipated solo film will hit theaters, to be directed by Cate Shortland and based on a screenplay written by Jac Schaeffer (who also cowrote the screenplay for Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson) and Ned Benson.
She joins Yelena (a sister-like figure who also uses the alias Black Widow), Alexei Shostakov (who uses the superhero moniker Red Guardian and is the Russian counterpart to Captain America), and Melina Vostokoff (who goes by the alias Iron Maiden).
With Florence Pugh playing Yelena, Rachel Weisz acting as the "mom" figure Melina, and David Harbour as the "dad" Alexei, Scarlett Johansson stars in the second Marvel movie to put a female superhero front and center.
In the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow picks up where Captain America: Civil War left off, but takes place before Avengers: Infinity War.
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