‘Black Widow’: The Avenger Who Is Most Likely To Have A Cameo
The Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s next entry, Black Widow, will arrive on May 1, 2020. And one of the things fans are most curious about is whether or not any of the other Original 6 Avengers will appear. As of now, no one has been announced, but we have our suspicions. Here’s what we know.
The ‘Black Widow’ film is on its way
Phase 4 of the MCU will begin with Black Widow. This entry has been highly anticipated for some time — it never really made sense that, even though she was one of the most bad-ass Avengers with an incredible backstory, we never really got to learn much about Natasha Romanoff. But that’s about to change.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the movie was officially announced. Scarlett Johansson returns as the titular character. Despite her death (which is, according to Marvel, final) in Avengers: Endgame, this is made possible as the film is said to take place in the time between Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
The new characters in the film
Johansson can’t carry the film herself. (Well, she could, but that wouldn’t be very much fun, would it?) At Comic-Con, it was announced that she’s got quite an ensemble beside her, including David Harbour, Florence Pugh, and Rachel Weisz as Red Guardian and two other Black Widows, respectively.
Additionally, we know who (at least one of) the villain in the movie will be: the Taskmaster. However, it’s unconfirmed exactly who will play this part. Black Widow wrapped sometime this summer, and though there are likely some reshoots coming, we can’t imagine there’s much more to be done aside from post-production.
This Avenger is most likely to make an appearance
While the film is, as we’ve heard, set in the time more recent years, it’s been implied that it will also jump around in time a bit. Some leaked audio from the 2019 D23 Expo in August revealed a few things, including that some of the action takes place in Budapest.
Why is this relevant? It became something of an inside joke between Natasha and Clint Barton (Hawkeye) that they went on a SHIELD mission in the Hungarian city, but no one else knows what happened there. Yes, it could be a coincidence that Natasha ends up there again — but Marvel doesn’t really do anything by accident.
So we have a feeling that with Black Widow, we’re going to find out what really happened there, meaning we’ll get to see Jeremy Renner’s character once again. Of course, Renner hasn’t been spotted during filming, so we admit, this is a bit of reach.
The other Avenger who will (sort of) return
Also revealed in that audio was a more concrete appearance, of sorts. After a few lines from Natasha that we previously heard in Endgame about the Avengers being her family, we hear Tony Stark say, “It must be hard to shake the whole double-agent thing, huh?’ and “They’re coming for you.”
This isn’t exactly new footage, however. Stark says these lines in Civil War, after Natasha betrays her team and lets Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes escape. This is why, despite her initially being on the side of the law and the Soviet Accords, she then has to go flee, which, we assume, will be what kicks off the action in Black Widow.