Black Widow may have been killed off in Avengers: Endgame but that doesn’t mean she has left the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios just dropped the teaser trailer for the Black Widow-led standalone adventure that’s set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, with Scarlett Johansson back as S.H.I.E.L.D agent Natasha Romanoff.
In the two-minute trailer, we see Natasha back somewhere in Russia where she once had a family before The Avengers. She isn’t there for a family reunion, though; she’s there to settle an old score.
“We have unfinished business,” Natasha says. “We have to go back to where we started.” And that place is the most likely the assassin-grooming academy known as the The Red Room programme, which we caught a glimpse of in Age of Ultron.
The spy-thriller prequel, directed by Cate Shortland, also stars Rachel Weisz as Melina, another Black Widow, Midsommar’s Florence Pugh as a “sister figure to Natasha”, and Stranger Things’ David Harbor as the Red Guardian, Russia’s answer to Captain America.
At July’s San Diego Comic Con, when asked why Romanoff wasn’t given a funeral in Avengers: Endgame while Tony Stark got one, co-director Joe Russo said, “Well, Natasha has another movie coming out Tony does not have another movie coming out.”
He added, “When you’re dealing with storytelling real estate in a three-hour movie, there’s only so much of it, and someone else has another film coming, there’s always the opportunity to bring closure in that other movie. In this movie, we had to bring closure to Tony Stark.”
And now Black Widow finally gets the proper send-off she deserves.
Black Widow opens in cinemas Apr 30, 2020.