‘Black Widow’ Will Tie Back to a Critical Scene from ‘The Avengers’

Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson of 'Black Widow'
Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson of ‘Black Widow’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has alluded to Black Widow’s past

Throughout the MCU, Black Widow has made no secret of her dark past. In fact, it underscores every heroic action she takes in the movies. Because she was trained as a Russian assassin, Natasha has a lot to atone for. At first, she does this by working for S.H.I.E.L.D., only to find out that too is corrupt. Then Natasha turns her attention to the Avengers full time.

By the time Avengers: Endgame rolls around, she’s essentially the last hero still staying on mission. And she ultimately gives her life in service of that mission. But even though

For more than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been captivating audiences with a world full of costumed heroes. Avengers: Endgame, of course, served as the final curtain call for several key figures in the MCU. But the benefit of having such a broad tapestry on which to tell your stories is the ability to fill in any lingering narrative gaps later on.

Case in point, Black Widow kicks off the MCU’s Phase 4, despite the death of Scarlett Johansson’s character in Avengers: Endgame. The film — as we’ve known for a while — will take place during the two-year gap between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

Now we’ve learned this glimpse into Natasha Romanoff’s personal history will pay off a reference set up years earlier.

Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson of ‘Black Widow’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DisneyThe Marvel Cinematic Universe has alluded to Black Widow’s past

Throughout the MCU, Black Widow has made no secret of her dark past. In fact, it underscores every heroic action she takes in the movies. Because she was trained as a Russian assassin, Natasha has a lot to atone for. At first, she does this by working for S.H.I.E.L.D., only to find out that too is corrupt. Then Natasha turns her attention to the Avengers full time.

By the time Avengers: Endgame rolls around, she’s essentially the last hero still staying on mission. And she ultimately gives her life in service of that mission. But even though Black Widow is dead, the MCU looks to give the character her due and explore the past only hinted at in movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Fans so far have only seen highlights of what Natasha’s life was like pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. But she has a particularly telling conversation midway through The Avengers. In an intense scene between Natasha and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the god of mischief taunts Black Widow about her past deeds. As it turns out, something Loki mentions will directly play into Black Widow.

The film will directly address her chat with Loki from ‘The Avengers’

Among the actions Loki references, he mentions “Dreykov’s daughter.” Presumably, Natasha wound up taking the life of Dreykov’s daughter, since that was her specialty. But Dreykov himself has never again been mentioned or referenced. Now, according to Empire magazine (via Marvel Studios News), Dreykov will appear in Black Widow.

Actor Ray Winstone

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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