Re: Captain America 2: News and Speculation - Part 1
I don't want them to include the Natasha/Super Soldier plot, either. That is one of the most ridiculously unnecessary retcons ever. The Black Widow should have remained what she was in the original comics: a highly trained athlete/ballerina who became a spy for the Soviet/Russian government. They could have easily ignored or changed the parts of her backstory that dated her, as the film universe did, without resorting to the stupidity of making her into something that she never was to begin with.
The concept of "badass normal" characters like Natasha and Hawkeye holding their own and contributing to their teams while surrounded by superpowered comrades is very appealing. It gives us little moments like their scene on the Helicarrier where Natasha talks of dealing with "monsters and magic and nothing were were ever trained for." They are the viewers' proxies; through them we can see what it would be like to exist in that world. Taking that away would be a shame.