Given Natasha Romanov’s untimely passing in Avengers: Endgame, fans were left wondering when exactly the forthcoming Black Widow solo movie takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
A new report shows another MCU film will happen inside the two-year window involving 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and final year’s Avengers: Infinity War, as Natasha confronts unresolved issues from her past. As an executive producer on the film, returning star Scarlett Johansson feels empowered and confident about the creation.
“I feel like I’m in control of the destiny of this film, which gives me a lot more peace of mind,” Johansson told The Hollywood Reporter. “I understand her better than anybody. What was her childhood like? What is her relationship to figures of power? This personality is gritty and multi-dimensional but includes a great deal of trauma, and it has led an unexamined life. In order to run at this elite level, she has likely had to push a lot of stuff.”
The upcoming film will possess Natasha experience other operatives in the Russian clandestine business she left years ago. Including Yelena Belova and also the Red Guardian, Russia’s response to Captain America, with a background with Romanov.
The film arrives in theatres on May 1, 2020.