Black Widow Action Figure

Superhero Identity: Black Widow

Real Name:  Natasha Romanoff

Played By: Scarlett Johansson

Marvel Cinematic Universe History:  Natasha Romanoff first made her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man 2, but her history with the characters and events in the series starts long before she went undercover as Tony Stark’s assistant. Educated and trained by the KGB, Romanoff was the most effective killer in the world, earning her the name Black Widow. When she was identified by S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury sent Agent Clint Barton to kill her. Instead he recruited her to join S.H.I.E.L.D., causing her to defect from Russia.

Black Widow was the first Avenger to come across the Winter Soldier in Iran when he killed a nuclear scientist she was escorting out of the country. In 2010 she went undercover as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man’s assistant. Her job would be two-fold: she would be tasked with protecting him and examining him to see if he was the right fit for the Avenger’s Initiative. When Loki and his army of Chitauri invaded New York City, Black Widow was there as a member of the Avengers fighting to save mankind.

Two years later, Black Widow would be fighting a very different war, a civil war between the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Hydra forces that had infiltrated the espionage organization. When Romanoff and Captain America discovered just how many men and women loyal to Hydra were in S.H.I.E.L.D., she joined with Captain America and Nick Fury in destroying the organization she swore her allegiance to.

What does the future hold for Black Widow? Find out May 1st, 2015 when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters; and be sure to get your Avengers toys and action figures at today!