Black Widow will be out soon, my friends! After waiting for so long we’re finally getting the next entry into the MCU. Now, Rachel Weisz reveals new information about her character ahead of the release of the film!
Rachel Weisz plays a character similar to Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), a spy called Melina Vostokoff. This film takes place after Captain America: Civil War but before Avengers: Infinity War.
In Black Widow Natasha will have to confront the darker parts of her past and she has to head back to Russia to confront a new conspiracy with ties to her past. Natasha will reunite with her family, the assassin Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), the former Red Guardian Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour), and Melina a red room veteran.
Natasha will have to turn to her family after she’s targetted by the MCU villain Taskmaster.
“She is a Black Widow. She’s been trained as a Black Widow spy, she’s a highly-skilled spy and scientist. She runs kind of, well, a pig farm. That’s where the family have met me [in the clip], at my scientific lab where I also keep pigs which I experiment on.” Weisz said on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
During the interview Kimmel cracked a quip about Weisz’ character being a “pig-farming spy-entist,” and her response was “highly-skilled, highly-trained in combat, [and] fluent in 25 languages.”
This is different when compared to Melina in the Marvel Comics universe. In Marvel Comics Melina is a Russian masked master spy and assassin. She becomes the armored Iron Maiden her main goal is to kill Black Widow.
The Black Widow film synopsis reads:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.