Natasha Romanoff died in Avengers: Endgame. But Black Widow’s story isn’t over. The next MCU movie we’ll see is her solo movie. And even though her character was killed off, it’s about time. Especially since she was introduced in Iron Man 2 way back in 2010. Both Thor and Captain America’s installments came out after that, and there have been three movies of each spit out. And though this is a prequel, Scarlett Johansson hinted that this won’t be the only Black Widow movie.
Kyle Buchanan for The New York Times tweeted about Elle Magazine‘s Women in Hollywood event. Marvel’s Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Zendaya, and Johansson all spoke. They were amongst the many other influential females of tinsel town.
ScarJo notes that the upcoming BLACK WIDOW is the first Marvel movie produced by one of its actors. She also referred to it as a “standalone franchise” which is interesting if you expected it to be a one-off based on… you know pic.twitter.com/5UkCAXXnYu
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) October 15, 2019
The Black Widow actress said,
“When something huge explodes and all the pieces are landing, you have that moment of stillness where you don’t know what to do next — that’s the moment that she’s in. In that moment, you actually have to face yourself.”
We’ll have to wait to hear from the grandmaster, Kevin Feige, for confirmation on any sequels. But if the MCU does move forward (or backward) with her story, where will they go? This movie is said to take place in between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. But before that information hit the interwebs, rumors were that it would cover that time in Budapest. Jeremy Renner hasn’t been confirmed for Black Widow, so maybe they’re saving that for one of these sequels. Sebastian Stan hasn’t been confirmed either. And in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she mentioned that she already knew the guy. Also, when Infinity War picked up, she was part of Captain America’s Secret Avengers. And none of those members are in this movie either.
The franchise could also move forward. The second Black Widow, Yelena Belova, will be introduced in this. So sequels could feature her in the present MCU. Though, somehow I thought Agent Carter had Yelena. I know they featured that Red Room that was touched on in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
There are also rumors that Johannson could return sometime down the road in the MCU. In which, her sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame would be all in vain. Though, if we’re given some time to breathe, that reveal might evoke another emotion by then.
Black Widow is scheduled for the theatrical release of May 1st, 2020. From there, who knows where Johansson or another Black Widow will show up next? But since everyone else eventually gets at least three movies in the MCU, a Black Widow trilogy or even beyond would make sense. Check back with Screen Geek to see if we receive any more news on that matter. And follow us for other words about the MCU and all other cinematic rumblings.