The long-awaited Black Widow movie might start shooting soon -- really soon. According to a new report, Marvel plans to begin production in February.
GeekWorldWide today reported that "that production will begin February 28th." This seems to match up with previous rumors that the film would shoot sometime in February, though neither Marvel nor Disney have confirmed these dates.
As reported previously here on CBR, Black Widow is expected to hit theaters in May of next year, so this timeline would seem to gel with that. As for the story Marvel is looking to tell, early rumblings suggest that it will take place sometime before Iron Man 2, which is where Natasha Romanoff made her MCU debut.
It was long expected that this would be the first film in the MCU to feature a female lead, but Captain Marvel has since jumped the line to take that title. This film, much like Captain Marvel, will work as a prequel to the other installments in the Marvel Studios lineup and is said to be more of a spy thriller than a superhero flick.
Black Widow will star Scarlett Johansson and be directed by Cate Shortland, with a screenplay featuring contributions from David Hayter, Nicole Perlman and Jac Schaeffer. The character of Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff was created for Marvel Comics in 1964 by Stan Lee, Don Rico and Don Heck.
There is no confirmed release date yet for Black Widow, but it is expected to fill the May 1, 2020 slot for Marvel Studios.