When Scarlett Johanson’s character was killed off in the events of Avengers Endgame, fans had a hard time saying goodbye to the character. However, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, promised that Black Window would return to MCU again- that too in her standalone movie. Though there were many reports and set photos indicating that the production for the movie was moving full-fledged, it was finally at their Comic-Con panel that Marvel Studios officially announced the Black Widow movie.
Scarlett Johansson debuted as Black Widow back in 2010’s Iron Man 2. The actress quickly capturing the attention of audiences and ever since, fans were desperate to see the hero in her own film. When Marvel confirmed that such a film is about to happen, there were many rumors that the events of the movie could be taking place before her MCU debut. However, these speculations where debunked officially and we now know that her standalone movie is set as a prequel that takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
During an interview with MTV at Comic-Con, Johansson explained that the film’s unique blend of influences will make it feel like its own unique genre. “It’s pretty gritty, but it’s also surprising…it’s kind of in its own genre, I think. Some of the movies that we talked about, we talked about The Fugitive, we talked about Logan, we talked about Terminator 2”, she said.
The actress revealed that before she signed on to the project, she made sure that the character was the same as we had previously seen her in the MCU. Johansson didn’t want the standalone movie to change who Natasha Romanoff has been for all of these years.
Fans are already looking forward to the Black Widow movie as it will be the first MCU Phase 4 movie to hit theaters. The movie may be a prequel. But still, it might have hints or hidden easter eggs on where Marvel will be taking their cinematic universe next. Whatever the case may be, it’s going to be very interesting to see how the movie is accepted when it hits theaters next November.