Marvel Studios’ Black Widow film has begun principal photography in Norway.
Despite having not been officially announced by Marvel Studios, most know Black Widow is one of the films lined up for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Early reports pegged the film for a June production start date, but it looks like things have started a little bit earlier than expected.
MCU Cosmic reports that Black Widow has officially commenced shooting in Norway. The small Norwegian town will reportedly double for Russia, which is where Natasha Romanoff’s childhood home will be depicted. The report also mentioned that the film is being shot under the working title “Blue Bayou.” In addition, Scarlett Johansson has already reported to the paparazzi-filled set.
Aside from the fact that the film will be a prequel, not much is known about the plot, as Marvel Studios is keeping things close to the vest, which is typical with MCU films. However, we do know that Cate Shortland will be in the director’s seat and that Johannson will be joined by Florence Pough, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour. Johansson will also serve as a producer on the film.
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Marvel Studios has wanted to do a Black Widow film for some time now, and this interest only increased when the character’s past was teased in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Natasha Romanoff’s past has been mostly shrouded in mystery, but it’s clear that there’s more to her history than meets the eye.
Of course, seeing this film finally come to fruition will be somewhat bittersweet, since it follows the character’s tragic sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame. Still, watching her become the Romanoff become the hero fans have come to know should be interesting.
Additional production updates should follow now that filming has officially kicked off. And with photographers near and around the set, fans will likely get their first (unofficial) look at the film very soon.