Black Widow May Not Be the Only Marvel Prequel, Kevin Feige Suggests

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Will other prequels stick to Black Widow for Marvel Studios? Kevin Feige weighs in. Jay Maidment/Marvel

In spite of the loss of life of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff in Avengers: Endgame, the character is returning for her possess solo film in the forthcoming Black Widow. The film requires place immediately after Captain America: Civil War in buy to reinsert the character back into the MCU in advance of her premature demise (which need to have gone to Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye). When the movie would have suit greater had it arrive out in the mid 2010s in advance of audiences ended up designed knowledgeable of Natasha’s best destiny, Black Widow is nonetheless poised to be one particular of the major videos of the calendar year.

Marvel Studios has officially entered Period IV with its blockbuster Disney+ series and is established to introduce a host of new figures around the following few yrs. But Black Widow could spark a renaissance of kinds for common MCU names. At the really least, studio head Kevin Feige isn’t ruling out added prequels for other Marvel figures even if they are no longer technically with the MCU.

“Certainly this film and this story is a individual case for for Natasha. But the idea of exploring the earlier, existing, and foreseeable future of the MCU is surely in the cards for all of our characters. This individual story of this individual cast is really particular, very precise to Natasha,” Feige mentioned in a push convention for Black Widow, for each Slash Film.

On the MCU timeline, Black Widow will technically lead into Avengers: Infinity War though also delivering flashbacks to the character’s upbringing in the notorious Pink Home and her time as an assassin right before becoming a member of Shield. The choice of prequels or films established in involving other chapters that are not direct sequels and adhere to-ups could provide the MCU with even higher connective tissue. Retroactively building bridges involving tasks, people and storylines is an extension of Marvel’s episodic sequential storytelling. But the innovative narrative would have to justify such timeline wonkery in the eyes of Feige.

“We really specifically understood there was a huge period of time of her everyday living that we did not know about, not just her childhood, but this time period of time between Civil War and Infinity War,” Feige claimed. “And that period of time, we felt was was a right to creatively concentrate on to be capable to find out far more about our past more about our existing. And… give a hint at the at the legacy in the foreseeable future.”

In January, Deadline reported that Chris Evans was in talks to return as Steve Rogers aka Captain The us in at least just one Marvel property. Even though Evans seemingly debunked this report on Twitter, just one can see how Black Widow‘s imaginative timeline tends to make a return for MCU actors doable in unique conditions. What if, say, Robert Downey Jr. will get bored and desires to make a motion picture a new Iron Man motion picture established all through the 5 year time soar of Endgame? You hardly ever know. Then again, Marvel has been creatively clever by allowing for lengthy-jogging characters to depart ahead of audiences mature weary of them whilst introducing well-known new people to assume new roles.

Just after additional than a yr of delays, Black Widow will debut in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Accessibility July 9.

Kevin Feige Won’t Rule Out More MCU Prequels After ‘Black Widow’


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