Marvel Studios is mixing things up with their Phase 4 slate kicking off with ‘Black Widow’ and having the film take place not only before the upcoming slate of movies but before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ as well. However, Kevin Feige is sharing that the movie is going to alter how we see Natasha Romanoff’s actions in these two films in a “new light.”

Reporting from this year’s Brazil Comic-Con, IGN asked Feige why they decided to use the timeframe between ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to tell ‘Black Widow”s story:

“It was about four years ago as we were working on Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, we knew that we wanted to bring her story to a conclusion in the most heroic way possible in Endgame, but also that we wanted to explore a part of her life that we hadn’t seen before. It occurred to us that we had seen her adventures in the Avengers movies, but a lot of stuff happened in between those movies that we never saw, we didn’t hear about, we didn’t learn about. And [with] that, we wanted to do a movie with Scarlett Johansson because she is Natasha Romanoff and not do a story with a younger Black Widow for the whole film.”


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Having Natasha be involved in a problem within the Black Widow program she was part of is not only a great way to flesh out how her character is growing but also gives us insight as to who she was when younger. It will also explain some of the actions and decisions we’ve seen her take in ‘Infinity War’ and Endgame’:

“… we had this thought of exploring a little bit of her past that we hadn’t seen before and how that impacts the adventure she had between Civil War and Infinity War. And in fact, there are things that she does in Infinity War and Endgame that you’ll see in a new light once you see the Black Widow.”

Are you looking forward to seeing how ‘Black Widow’ changes Natasha’s character? Do you think that the movie will find a way to set up any other aspect of the Phase 4 films? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!

‘Black Widow’ will be sneaking into your local theater on May 1st, 2020!