The Marvel Studios teams have been bringing out hit after hit and they have several Movies on the horizon. Among those projects will be a standalone "Black Widow" movie. Fans have high hopes that actress Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as one of the original Avengers in the film. She seems to love playing the character. While details are scarce for the film so far, a recent report has shed light on when the setting for the film will be.

Setting details revealed

A new report from Hollywood Reporter said that the solo "Black Widow" movie's setting will take place after "Captain Marvel" in terms of the sequence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

The website indicated that Johansson would reprise her role as the Russian spy-turned-super-heroine. In addition, they said the events of her film would take place ahead of the first Avengers movie. Unfortunately, "Captain Marvel" won't get showcased at Comic-Con this year.

That could provide some interesting backstory for Johansson's Widow, who first appeared in "Iron Man 2." Not long after that, she was among the recruits that S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Phil Coulson phoned to help out the team with a serious threat to Planet Earth.

The first Avengers film took place in New York City and was released in theaters in 2012.

Since then, Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) has been in a number of movies including "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War." She'll be back again for 2019's "Avengers 4," which has yet to receive an official title.

"Avengers 4" will have a timeline that overlaps with the timeline following "Ant-Man and The Wasp."

Potential 'Black Widow' story

As mentioned, plot details are scarce for the standalone movie but there are several ideas floating around out there. The obvious choice that many people are looking at is that the "Black Widow" solo film would tell Natasha Romanoff's origin story.

That origin story could involve the "Red Room" brainwashing which was part of a comic book series involving Black Widow.

The Black Widow character first appeared in comic book form back in 1964 in Marvel's "Tales of Suspense" issue No. 52. Romanoff, which was her alias name, was a Russian spy who defected to the United States. She would first appear alongside Iron Man in some of the early stories and eventually partnered up with Hawkeye. She ultimately became a member of S.H.I.E.L.D., and then the Avengers team in the comics.

Another theory floating around out there is based on a more recent comic book series. In 2012, Marvel released "The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes Back." It was a three-part series which took place right between "Iron Man 2" and the first Avengers movie.

That could be perfect canon for the standalone film to draw upon.

Either way, a standalone "Black Widow" film brings with it somewhat high expectations, but also the potential to be a great installment in the MCU. Some fans may not be too excited over having Johansson in the starring role, but she's portrayed the character for years now.

Marvel gets their first attempt at releasing a successful solo female film next year. That's when Brie Larson's "Captain Marvel" takes flight on the big screen. It could really set the stage for the future of female-driven superhero films in the MCU.