After Walt Disney Studios broke the internet yesterday with the official reshuffling of their entire release schedule, notably all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4 slate, fan excitement has slowly started to return through the uncertainty of the Coronavirus madness. In the new schedule, Marvel Studios' Black Widow will kick off the Phase 4 movies as originally planned with a new official release date of November 6, 2020. Even while this means the movie won't release for another six months, that gives plenty of time for Marvel and Disney to keep the hype going and tease fans. Another one of these teases has just arrived, and it comes straight from the top of the MCU food chain.
In the latest issue of Total Film Magazine, Marvel Studios Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige revealed new details about the plot of Black Widow:
She has such a rich backstory...We've hinted at it throughout all the other films. But we approach it in a completely unexpected way. She's been up to a lot all along - in between when we see her in the other movies - some of which will be surprising to people.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This is an exciting quote from Kevin Feige revealing that this movie will dig incredibly deep into the MCU as a whole. Black Widow won't be the typical origin story, instead catching up with Natasha Romanoff while she is on the run from world governments in between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. These quotes seem to imply an exploration of Natasha's entire story in the MCU, which has spanned a decade in the real world and nearly 15 years in the MCU timeline.
While Black Widow has been a central character in the MCU since she first came onto the scene in 2010's Iron Man 2, she has never been the focal point in a Marvel movie before her upcoming solo film this year. Her other appearances include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and all 4 Avengers titles, all before she sacrificed her life in Avengers: Endgame. Scarlett Johansson's first MCU solo film should be an expansive look into the life of the super-spy, hopefully showing exactly what made her a hero and an intregal part of the original Avengers team in the movies. Black Widow is now set for international release on November 6, 2020