Scarlett Johansson has been seen in Norway with production on Black Widow said to officially start on Wednesday. Reported by Norway newspaper, Sunnmørsposten, who discovered a private plane carrying a famous actor on its way to the island of Vigra in the village of Sæbø. As they followed them to Saga Fjord Hotel, they found what looked to be Scarlett Johansson sitting in the back seat of a car.
This lines up with previous reports of filming beginning in June and her dye job indicating that it will take place after Captain America: Civil War. Additionally, another Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, found movie trucks with Blue Bayou labels all over them in Russian fonts. This being the working title of Black Widow and highlighting Natasha’s Russian origin.
From what we know now, it seems like this is a prequel within a prequel. The majority of the story taking place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame, but with flashbacks of Natasha’s past in Russia and the Red Room. Perhaps in this movie, she trains her replacement who will replace Johansson moving forward in this universe.
While it still hasn’t been officially announced by Marvel Studios, Black Widow is expected to release May 1st, 2020.