Black Widow was finally announced during the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Director Cate Shortland took the stage with Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and other cast members. They also brought some footage with them. The Black Widow movie ultimately answered some major concerns while also setting up some new ones.
Black Widow Movie Details From The Marvel Panel
First off, it is validated that this flick takes place “before” the events of Avengers: Endgame. This suggests that the renowned line of “Just like Budapest” from 2012’s The Avengers could be described. Additionally, it’s implied the video footage revealed in Hall H primarily occurred in Budapest.
Budapest Significance In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
In The Avengers, a battle versus an enormous army was what reminded Natasha of Budapest. Johansson revealed that it’s “possible” we see Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in the flick. It clarifies their shared experience which Hawkeye asserts that they remember it “in very different ways.”
Red Guardian in Black Widow
We will also be seeing David Harbour as Alexei, tackling the hero character of Red Guardian. The Red Guardian is an unfamiliar personality from Marvel Comics. “I imply that’s the excellent feature of him is not a lot of people know about him.” Harbour claimed. “I assume that it is just one of the delightful things about this personality is there’s visibility to our interpretation. The one thing that we do know is that he is the equivalent to Captain America on the Russian Soviet side. We have a great deal of play with that he is.” Harbour promises multiple spins for the personality.
Black Widow seems to be on her route to an exciting spy thriller loaded with a couple of twists. It might possibly have significant discoveries from the pas of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will help in offering up a new character to lug the Black Widow mantle into the franchise business’s future.
Is this the end for Johansson as Black Widow in the MCU? Well, Johansson will not say just yet. Inevitably, all will be disclosed when Black Widow hits movie theatres in May of 2020, kicking off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Watch the fight scene in Avengers when Black Widow mentions Budapest: