The first teaser on Black Widow by Marvel Studios may have asked you some questions. How, who plays David Harbor? Is this movie a prequel? When is Black Widow set?
First, David Harbor plays Red Guardian, the Russian counterpart to Captain America. Second…
[Ed. Note: This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.]
When does the Black Widow movie take place?
During the events of Avengers: Endgame, Natasha Romanoff sacrificed her own life on the planet Vormir so Hawkeye could run away with the soul stone. It seems like this is the last time that we will see Scarlett Johansson’s character – in the modern age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Black Widow movie used to play in MCU continuity, but not quite as far back as Captain Marvel’s in the 1990s. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, confirmed at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that the film will take place immediately after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the last MCU movie in which Black Widow appeared before Infinity War and Endgame ,
Black Widow takes place even earlier thanks to flashbacks
The new movie will probably give us a broader insight into the genesis of Black Widow, but with flashbacks. This is how we saw it in our first clue that took place during Avengers: Age of Ultron in the form of Scarlet Witch-induced visions of the past.
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The scene gave us our only glimpse of the infamous Red Room, the secret training program that spawned an elite class of female spies for the Marvel Comics Russia.
In Black Widow we’ll probably get much more as Florence Pugh plays Yelena Belova. In the comics Belova is another graduate of the Red Room and occasionally even takes on the role of Natasha’s Black Widow.