After playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in IRON MAN 2, THE AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and AVENGERS: ENDGAME, Scarlett Johansson will finally get the chance to headline her own standalone movie in BLACK WIDOW, and although the film takes place prior to the events of INFINITY WAR and ENDGAME, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has teased that we’ll see both those films in a new light.
While speaking at CCXP, Kevin Feige revealed that they began developing the plan for BLACK WIDOW while they were working on INFINITY WAR and ENDGAME at the same time.
We knew that we wanted to bring her story to a conclusion in the most heroic way possible in Endgame, but also that we wanted to explore a part of her life that we hadn’t seen before. It occurred to us that we had seen her adventures in the Avengers movies, but a lot of stuff happened in between those movies that we never saw, we didn’t hear about, we didn’t learn about. And [with] that, we wanted to do a movie with Scarlett Johansson because she is Natasha Romanoff and not do a story with a younger Black Widow for the whole film.
“But we had this thought of exploring a little bit of her past that we hadn’t seen before and how that impacts the adventure she had between Civil War and Infinity War,” Feige continued. “And in fact, there are things that she does in Infinity War and Endgame that you’ll see in a new light once you see the Black Widow.” Exactly what Feige means by that remains to be seen, but the Marvel chief has previously teased that BLACK WIDOW will solve a few MCU mysteries.
BLACK WIDOW is slated for a May 1, 2020 release, and you can check out a new poster for the film which was released at CCXP below.