Maybe she is in her 60s, but looks younger because of the Russian supersoldier serum (or because she is a skrull). I'm pretty sure the Black Widow movie at least features flashbacks to the 80s.That would mean Natasha Romanov, an adult in the movie, would now be in her 60s. The Black Widow movie is set between Civil War and Infinity War./
Just rewatched the movie. It's 43.Captain America is created in 1942/43.
Zola was Americanised under (real life) Operation Paperclip (TWS), which would mean he was working for the American government from 1946 onwards. That's before the foundation of SHIELD.Zola got captured by Cap and the Howling Commandos, but Bucky falls from the train in that same operation. Zola is in Allied hands from that point forward, while the Russians have Bucky.
Zola probably wouldn't have a chance to be involved until much later, if at all, after the creation of SHIELD, and its infiltration by HYRDA. And even then, it probably wasn't Zola personally experimenting on Bucky - HYDRA infiltrated SHIELD, but I doubt that went so far as an American asset (Zola) actually going to work in Russia. Even in the modern day, HYDRA had to work at keeping itself secret. That would have been rather blatant.
Also in TWS, Rogers concludes that Zola had been experimenting on Bucky when he rescued him, and that is what enabled him to survive the fall. Bucky has flashbacks that seem to imply Zola was involved after he became the Winter Soldier, although this could just be his addled memories. Zola died in the 1970s.
Sure, but they continued to experiment on his blood after the freed him. Nagel says as much.Isaiah says he was imprisoned for 30 years. That's 50s to 80s, or 60s to 90s. The Blip is 2010s.