Black Widow Actor Reveals Deleted Ending Where Natasha Gets Arrested

By Russ Milheim Posted:
Black Widow, General Ross

Warning - This article contains spoilers for Black Widow

After a very long wait, the much anticipated Marvel Studios film Black Widow is finally out in theaters and streaming on Disney+. Its debut has proven that people are hungry for more big blockbuster films. All of the people saying that the theater experience was dead are actively being proven wrong.

The film is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, which sees Natasha Romanoff on the run after having gone against the Sokovia Accords. Of course, the person chasing her is none other than General Ross—someone who fails to catch the infamous Black Widow at the very start of the film.

That wasn't always the case. At one point during the film's production, Natasha Romanoff was actually set to be arrested by General Ross in the closing minutes of the movie.



Via Twitter user @CreamorScream, Acting Career Center revealed that scenes were filmed of Natasha Romanoff being arrested by General Ross and his entourage as they pulled up to the wreckage of the Red Room.

Acting coach Kurt Yue, who portrayed a lieutenant in the cut sequence, explained how it depicted Natasha being put in handcuffs and escorted into a vehicle:

"...Scarlet is standing there, her family leaves, she's basically allowing herself to be captured by Secretary Ross. Well that scene actually, we shot all of that scene to the trucks pulling all the way up to her, us getting out, Secretary Ross gets out, the six agents get out, we all walk up and she gets [does air quotes] arrested...I guess. And then gets brought and put into the SUV. We shot that whole scene, but they didn't show that in the movie."

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Black Widow deleted scene, showing Yue's lieutenant in the background



The idea of her getting arrested was heavily alluded to in the film fans saw, with Natasha standing amongst the wreckage of the Red Room, waiting for all of the SUVs to make their way over. But it wasn't like Natasha and Ross were going to just have a casual conversation and let bygones be bygones.

Despite the implied confrontation, everyone watching Black Widow knows that she gets out. Seeing Natasha get arrested at the end of her solo film wouldn't really do much—so it makes sense as to why it wasn't included. Though, in all honesty, it doesn't make any sense as to why she didn't just escape with her newly discovered family. It's not like there wasn't room.

What fans did get for the final moments in the movie was a nice scene with Natasha Romanoff setting off to start the big breakout of her Avengers family at the Raft, which would go on to lead the characters in the exact positions fans saw them in Avengers: Infinity War. Ah, the good ol' days, before Black Widow just had to lay on a bed of concrete.

Black Widow is now in theaters worldwide and streaming with Premium Access on Disney+

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Release Date
July 09, 2021
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.