Black Widow, while very important in the MCU, has yet to have a film of her own. So, we don’t know as much about her as we would like.
But little pieces of her past have come to light through The Avengers films, especially Age of Ultron, as well as the Black Widow story line in Agent Carter.
Now, we have another glimpse of her upbringing that helps us see how Natasha Romanoff became a fearless, gritty heroine who still struggles with guilt and self-doubt.
Movie Pilot uncovered this scene in the Captain America: Civil War junior novelization. The scene was not included in the film, and we don’t know how close it got to the final cut (or even if it was filmed at all). Here goes:
Natasha studied Cap’s expression of resolve. Finally, she said, “In Russia, in the Red Room, there were dozens of us. All girls, all young. We lived together. They let us be friends. Then they dropped us in the tundra, two weeks’ walk from home, with just enough supplies for one of us to survive.”
Cap looked at her, understanding her meaning.
“Don’t let them push us into the cold,” she said.
Maybe one day we’ll get to see a fuller picture of what made the Girl Who Survived the woman she is today.