If Scarlett's paycheck wasn't an issue, would you be game for seeing Natasha cross over into the Daredevil Netflix series somewhere down the line? I know they apparently have plans for her in future Avengers/Cap films, but a guest spot could be great connective tissue towards the larger They could even play it where they may have encountered each other in the past and had a thing, and keep it platonic in the present. As the show is an origin story though, idk how they'd make that work.
Daredevil is my favorite superhero franchise, and it was also my introduction to Natasha. So I’m basically all the way down.
I also think where Natasha is now in the MCU is about where she was when she met Daredevil in the comics. She’d ditched SHIELD and left the Avengers and was trying to prove herself a hero without all these strings attached. Natasha went to trial for crimes she didn’t commit and made an easy public scapegoat because of her past and Russian identity. Matt Murdock was the lawyer who defended her, and I think it meant a lot for Natasha, at that point in her life, to have someone not mixed up in her past trust her, and defend her, and believe in her.
You can see the parallels, there with her ending in Captain America: the Winter Soldier, testifying in congress and deciding to quit the world to find herself. Street level is my favorite genre of hero comics, and I think Natasha could benefit from leaving the alien battles and international conspiracies and just seeing the good she could do at the local human level. Seeing the change she could make up close would mean that she’d have to confront it.
It wouldn’t have to be romantic, and it wouldn’t have to last. I mean, as long as we’re in never-gonna-happen land, it would be a great way to set up a Black Widow movie, and provide a connecting chapter between Avengers 2 and wherever.
& I’m contractually obligated at this point to mention the Daredevil and Black Widow show that went into quasi-development in 1975. It was too expensive to produce and never got off the ground, but pictures survive on the internet: