It has been a protracted anticipate Marvel’s Black Widow, however the first MCU Section four film is nearly right here finally.The superhero flick is about to be launched 15 months after its preliminary launch date (as a result of Covid-19 pandemic), and followers are making ready to say farewell to Natasha Romanoff, with Scarlett Johansson stepping away from the position she’s inhabited since 2010’s Iron Man 2.
That does not imply that that is the tip of Black Widow, although – and the film’s director has teased the potential of a sequel if Marvel decides to greenlight one.Talking to RadioTimes.com forward of Black Widow’s July 9 launch, director Cate Shortland revealed that Black Widow 2 may very well be a factor. If Marvel determined to press ahead with a follow-up movie, nonetheless, it would not contain Johansson’s Romanoff.
Requested in regards to the prospect of a sequel, Shortland mentioned: “I feel following a distinct character, sure. I feel Scarlett is basically blissful that she’s leaving the social gathering, you already know, and she or he’s not the final to go away. She determined she needed to go. And I don’t suppose she would need to come again in the mean time.”
Evaluation: who would star in Marvel’s Black Widow 2?
Spoilers comply with for Avengers: Endgame.
The good cash is on Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. The Marvel character has adopted the Black Widow mantle within the comics, so there’s already a precedent that Belova will comply with in her sister’s footsteps and turn into the MCU’s new Black Widow.
This chance is strengthened additional by the truth that Pugh’s Belova may have a supporting position in Hawkeye’s Disney Plus TV collection.
Again in December 2020, Variety reported that Pugh would reprise her position as Belova. This is not affirmation that Belova will assume the position of Black Widow following Romanoff’s dying in Avengers: Endgame, nevertheless it makes probably the most sense, given the entire above data.
There are different characters who’ve adopted the Black Widow pseudonym in Marvel comics.
A 1940s comedian character referred to as Claire Voyant truly preceded Natasha Romanoff (referred to as Natasha Romanova within the comics) as Black Widow, however she’s unrelated to the superheroes who adopted the Black Widow mantle later in Marvel’s historical past.
Monica Chang, Jessica Drew and Tania (surname unknown) have used the Black Widow title in alternate Marvel comedian universes, too.
It is doable we might see certainly one of these people turn into the brand new Black Widow, notably if the MCU completely turns into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse (MCM) following the occasions of Loki, Spider-Man: No Means House and Physician Unusual 2.
Nonetheless, Jessica Drew is getting her personal Spider-Lady film (per Variety) as a part of the Sony Footage Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC), and it could be complicated to audiences if Marvel introduces extra potential Black Widows, within the type of Tania and Monica Chang, into the equation.
We’re assured, then, in saying that Pugh’s Belova is the MCU’s Black Widow-in-waiting, and it looks as if it is solely a matter of time earlier than we get affirmation on this entrance.
Black Widow launches concurrently in theaters and on Disney Plus (through Premier Entry) on Friday, July 9.