Black Widow: Each Marvel Character Returning In The Prequel
Marvel Studios is opening Section four with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow standalone, this is all MCU characters returning for the prequel movie.
Marvel Studios will kick off their Section four with Black Widow, which provides Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) her personal movie, and is bringing again plenty of different MCU characters. It really works across the character’s loss of life in Avengers: Endgame by setting within the two years between Captain America: Civil Conflict and Avengers: Infinity Conflict.
The Black Widow standalone is directed by Cate Shortland and can see Natasha on a private mission that may reunite her with a number of key gamers in her life earlier than becoming a member of the Avengers. Due to this, the movie will introduce us to new characters comparable to David Harbour’s Alexei Shostakov aka Purple Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz’s Melina, and O-T Fagbenle as Mason.
The mysterious Taskmaster is the narrative’s major antagonist. Nevertheless, some acquainted faces are additionally anticipated to indicate as much as correctly set up its connection to the larger MCU lore and absolutely flesh out Natasha’s backstory. This is each Marvel character set to return in Black Widow.
Launched in Jon Favreau’s 2010 film Iron Man 2 as Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) trusted S.H.I.E.L.D. affiliate tasked to keep watch over Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Natasha was one of many first few heroes to debut within the MCU. Since then, she’s grow to be a key participant within the franchise, showing in six extra movies, till she met her tragic (and controversial) loss of life in Avengers: Endgame. Regardless of having a founding hero standing, Black Widow was usually relegated to a supporting character – most of her adventures had been within the service of her fellow heroes and barely targeted on her. So whereas it is a tad too late for a Black Widow standalone movie, it is nonetheless a welcome mission.
Because the lead character within the Black Widow film, Nat will probably be entrance and middle of the story. Advertising and marketing for the mission has been cautious about not revealing any spoilers, but it surely makes an emphasis on the idea of household. She repeatedly talked about discovering her place on the planet with the Avengers, and he or she noticed her fellow heroes as her household. This explains why she was so distraught when Thanos killed most of them. However along with her upcoming standalone introducing us to her supposed household previous to turning into Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the narrative can present us some extra perception on her thought course of for willingly sacrificing herself in Vormir. This might doubtlessly justify her loss of life within the film.
The advertising for Black Widow has been principally targeted on Natasha and her outdated household. It reveals her coming residence to Yelena, and reuniting with Melina and Alexei. Nevertheless, one specific MCU character has additionally been confirmed by the trailers – Thunderbolt Ross. Debuting in 2008’s The Unbelievable Hulk, it would not be till Civil Conflict since he made his subsequent MCU look because the chief enforcer of the Sokovia Accords. He subsequently made a cameo in Infinity Conflict as he tried to have the Secret Avengers – Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow and Falcon (Sam Wilson) – arrested for his or her refusal to signal the identical accords.
Previous to debuting within the movie’s promotional clips, William Harm’s return as Normal Ross was already revealed by set photographs. What’s attention-grabbing is that the photographs featured Harm a bit older and with a cane which gave followers the concept that Black Widow could also be planting the seeds for the Thunderbolts. Nevertheless, within the trailer, we see him de-aged which suggests that his bit within the movie will happen lengthy earlier than he made his MCU introduction in The Unbelievable Hulk.
Black Widow‘s setting permits Natasha’s return to the MCU earlier than her loss of life in Endgame. It additionally implies that different heroes who already bit the bullet can pop up within the movie together with Tony Stark/Iron Man. Like Black Widow, Downey’s superhero character sacrificed his life to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Oftentimes, Natasha and Tony’s relationship had been ignored with the previous usually partnered with Captain America (Chris Evans), nonetheless, it is price noting that the pair had been the primary two unique Avengers launched within the movie sequence.
Nevertheless, Downey has been mum on his return to the MCU through Black Widow, and with no affirmation in anyway from Marvel Studios, it is best to not maintain out hope that Tony will seem within the film. That being mentioned, provided that the movie is ready on the heels of Civil Conflict the place they labored intently collectively, it is potential that Iron Man in some way elements into the upcoming narrative.
As Natasha’s closest good friend within the MCU, seeing Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Black Widow can also be believable. Because the recalled, the Avengers’ resident marksman was tasked to take down Black Widow, however determined in opposition to it. As a substitute, she introduced her in to S.H.I.E.L.D. the place they each grew to become integral operatives. There is a sturdy connection between Clint and Natasha – each keen to sacrifice themselves to save lots of the opposite as seen of their ferocious battle in Vormir which the latter finally received. Nevertheless, one distinguished a part of their historical past has but to be revealed within the Budapest incident.
The pair continued to check with the mentioned encounter a number of instances within the MCU, the most recent of which was after they’re aboard the Benatar to Vormir. Regardless of this, we all know nothing a lot concerning the mentioned incident, and since Black Widow is meant to wrap Natasha’s story, it is potential that we lastly be taught extra about it within the film. Backing up this concept is the truth that Black Widow‘s first trailer opens with an aerial shot of Budapest.
Like Clint, Nick Fury was instrumental in pulling Natasha away from her spy origins and bringing her to S.H.I.E.L.D. and finally the Avengers Initiative. Over time, she’s developed a way of kinship with the previous group director. Whereas we did not see a lot of them working collectively after Iron Man 2, Natasha’s response upon studying about Fury’s (faux) loss of life in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a sign of how vital he’s to her. If Black Widow certainly deal with the Budapest incident with Hawkeye, it is smart that we additionally see Fury at one level within the film.
Thus far, all these rumored MCU characters to seem in Black Widow have a historical past with Natasha, however there are additionally ongoing claims that Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo and Walter Goggins’ Sonny Burch are mentioned to be showing within the movie. Each are pretty new gamers within the MCU debuting in 2018’s Ant-Man & the Wasp. Woo is confirmed to have a task in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ sequence, WandaVision, whereas Goggins’ future remains to be unsure. Assuming that they do think about Black Widow no matter how, why and when, it will additional implement the interconnected storytelling that the MCU is understood for.
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