GIVE ME THIS MOVIE, MARVEL. Look, I drew you a poster and everything. Just make it happen. (Tumblr, it’s your task to write the pitch and script.)
Natasha awakens from a dream about the Red Room and her life as a KGB agent. It is clear it has left a lasting impact on her as she shivers in a cold shower to stay awake. However, the next day, she is stony-faced and shows no sign of the trauma of the night before.
That day, she is given a special assignment: Infiltrate her once-homeland of Russia and shut down a cell that would attempt to create a new strain of Super Soldier to rival Captain America. She is told that this is a deniable ops mission. If she is discovered, no aid will come for her. No one else can know of her mission. Not Steve, not Clint. No one.
Natasha accepts without hesitation, and has a final talk with agent Sharon Carter, who though she has not been informed of the mission, knowssomething is up with her friend, and asks her to come back alive. Maria Hill also requests that Natasha be careful, and is the last person Natasha sees before being deployed.
Whilst beginning smoothly, the mission quickly goes downhill when a fellow undercover agent attempts to make Natasha look bad by not relaying crucial, mission-changing information. This leads to Natasha being discovered and, after a massive chase across Russia, she is apprehended and captured by a blonde female with similar training to Natasha.
Russian forces attempt to torture Natasha for information, and when that fails they attempt to brainwash her to be loyal again. During this time, Natasha has flashbacks to her times as a KGB agent during the war, he defection from Russia to America, and brief glimpses into her private life, juxtaposition with her violent treatment.
The brainwashing appears to work eventually, and a blank-eyed Natasha swears loyalty to Russia once more. The blond woman, revealed the be Yelena Belova, and the second Black Widow, is resentful of the way that Natasha is being treated, thinking that they will replace her with the ‘original’.
Natasha heals from her torture, and they prepare to return her to America with ‘mission successful’, to be a double agent for Russia. As Natasha is preparing to leave, she brutally kills everyone in the room with her, revealing that she has faked her brainwashing for months, learned the layout of where she had been taken, and revealed all along that her plan was to be compromised and caught, because they have brought her to the very facility that was her mission to destroy.
She was the one whom made the request with Maria for the agent who compromised her to be on her team, to reveal his duplicity. She was the one who organised the mission. She was the one who deliberately slipped up already knowing the mission-changing information, in order to be captured. Sheknew she was going to be tortured, and prepared for it.
As Natasha is preparing to destroy the facility, Yelena and Natasha face off in a brutal one on one combat. Both are quite evenly matched, and the facility is falling apart around them. Yelena calls an end to the fight and Natasha is surprised, but Yelena states that she wants to fight Natasha when both are at their peak. So she can prove she is the real Black Widow.
Natasha merely smiles enigmatically at Yelena and tells her in Russian that she hopes she never ‘wakes up’ like Natasha did. The dream is far better than reality.
Natasha, beaten, broken, but victorious, escapes the facility on foot and makes her way, alone, to the coast, where an evac pack is already waiting. Navy Seals extract her and she returns to SHIELD, mission successful. Maria finds her in the infirmary and asks her how it went. Natasha merely replies ‘According to plan’. Maria does not smile, but instead asks Natasha if she knew that she wouldn’t be put through this if she wasn’t so reliable.
Natasha merely replies ‘It’s what they made me to be’.
o.o how did I do?