Black Widow was originally supposed to open Phase 4 of the MCU, but that plan was derailed by the current global pandemic. Instead, the Scarlett Johansson led-film will now premiere next May, a full year from its original release date.
Despite that, new details about Black Widow are still surfacing online. It was previously rumored that another Avenger could potentially appear in the upcoming prequel, fueling speculations that it might very well be Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye. Along with that, several pieces of concept art from the film also made its way online, adding more hype to the eventual release of the film.
And now, another image from the film has surfaced, hinting at an action-packed sequence led by the core characters of the prequel.
Twitter user @formerussianspy unearthed an image from Black Widow courtesy of Marie Claire. The photo showcases Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff alongside Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova riding on a motorcycle during an action-packed scene from Black Widow.
WHAT THIS MEANS
While the image doesn't reveal many details, it still provides a fascinating look at the two main characters of Black Widow. It is expected that a major chunk of the narrative will be used to dive into the sisterly bond between Romanoff and Yelena, especially after previous reports suggest that Black Widow "will propel" Florence Pugh's MCU future.
Interestingly, a different angle of this new still image was previously released by Empire during the marketing push for the film last March while trailers also featured glimpses of this particular sequence. In a way, there's a good chance that this motorcycle chase scene holds large significance to the overarching plot of the film, seemingly hinting that this is Romanoff and Yelena's first action-packed sequence after being reunited.
Even though it is a prequel, there is a wide range of potential reveals within Black Widow that can lay the groundwork for future stories while also tying up loose ends from the franchise's past movies. No doubt, Black Widow is still shaping up to be an intriguing entry in the MCU's Phase 4 slate since it will provide clues on how the future of the franchise will move forward after the events of Avengers: Endgame.