Marvel's BLACK WIDOW Movie Will Reveal Things We Never Knew Before About The MCU
Marvel Studios hasn’t really officially announced it yet, but the Black Widow solo film is currently in production and it will be one of the first films released in Marvel’s Phase 4 plan.
Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role in the film and she will be joined by David Harbour in the film along with Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family), who will play the second female lead who has been described as a “kick ass female Bond” type character. She might be playing Yelena Belova, and is said to be “introduced as the new version of Scarlett Johansson’s character.” Rachel Weisz is also involved with the project.
There aren’t many details regarding the story, but there have been a couple rumors. One says that it will be set in 2006, which is a couple years prior to the events of Iron Man. The characters Red Guardian and Taskmaster are also rumored to be a part of the story. The other rumor says that it’s set between the events of Captain: America Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Neither rumor has been confirmed.
One thing the film will do though is reveal certain aspects of the MCU that we never knew before. While talking to io9, Marvel Studios Kevin Feige explained:
“There’s a method to the madness. There’s always a method and doing things in an unexpected way is something we find fun. There are ways to do prequels that are less informative or answer questions you didn’t necessarily have, and then there are ways to do prequels where you learn all sorts of things you never knew before.”
They plan to make a prequel where the fans will learn lots of things we never knew before, and that’s exciting! He didn’t offer any details, but he did use Better Call Saul as an example, saying:
“I look at Better Call Saul as a wonderful example of a prequel that almost completely stands on its own apart from Breaking Bad because it informs you about so many things you didn’t know about before. So time will tell which way we’ve gone with a supposed Black Widow movie.”
It’s funny how Feige still won’t admit that a Black Widow movie is happening, when it’s super clear that it is. Anyway, I like what I’m hearing on how they are going to handle the movie and use it as a way to open up the MCU even more and answer questions about things that we’ve never even asked!
I’m sure some of these things will lead into certain elements that will be introduced in Phase 4. I’m sure we’ll learn a lot more at Comic-Con this year when Marvel Studios gives their big presentation.