AVENGERS favourite Black Widow is back for her first ever eponymous solo movie, with Natasha Romanoff actress Scarlett Johansson reprising the role following her dramatic exit in Endgame. And it looks as though Marvel fans could finally get answers to a long-running Avengers mystery.
Avengers star Black Widow’s origins are to be explored in next year’s Marvel movie and the brand new trailer, released today, gives a glimpse at what fans can expect. In the clip, Natasha Romanoff can be seen revisiting her past, coming face-to-face with a woman she refers to as her sister: Yelena Belova (played by Florence Pugh).
But could there be a chance one of Black Widow’s Avengers friends could make an appearance in the film as well?
The trailer features a couple of easter eggs which give a nod to references from the Avengers movies, going back as far as 2012’s The Avengers.
The opening shot of the clip is of Budapest, Hungary, a city long teased to have history for Black Widow and her pal Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
The latest reference to whatever happened in Budapest came in Avengers: Endgame, moments before Romanoff sacrificed herself so Hawkeye could secure the Soul Stone.
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Later in the Black Widow trailer, another shot of Budapest appears, showing the inside of the Keleti train station, even adorned with Hungarian flags, upon close inspection.
Judging by the trailer, it looks as though Marvel fans will finally get to find out what happened in Budapest all those years ago as Romanoff revisits her past.
With the city — and quit possibly its memories — on the agenda in the upcoming spin-off movie, which is thought to sit before Avengers: Infinity War in the timeline, could there be a chance Hawkeye might have a cameo too?
Elsewhere, the trailer also boasts a look at the woman Romanoff calls “sis”: fellow trained assassin Belova.
Things don’t get off to the best start, as Black Widow stalks through a seemingly deserted house, gun drawn, announcing: “I know you know I’m out here. So, are we gonna talk like grown-ups?”
Belova then reveals herself, pulling out her own weapon as the pair of assassins stand barrel-to-barrel, asking sarcastically: “Is that what we are?”
What ensures is an epic fight scene during which they attack each other, smashing up the apartment in the process, before seemingly coming to a truce, pausing to catch their breath and pour out a couple of drinks for themselves.
Later, after Black Widow and Belova have teamed up, another reference to the Avengers storyline can be seen.
Romanoff and Belova are shown sitting down to forge a plan with Melina Vostokoff/Iron Maiden (Rachel Weisz) and Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian.
As the group gather around a table, it appears Belova is wearing the vest worn by Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War.
It’s unclear how the vest goes from being worn by Belova to Romanoff having it for the start of the Avengers battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin), but it might not mean good news for the former.
One fan noted the clue on Twitter, writing: “Did you notice that Nat sister was wearing the same jacket as Nat in Infinity War in the round table clip? I wonder if that’s the reason why Nat also went blonde?”(sic)
The fan’s theory, which will undoubtedly be shared by many others, proposes the possibility that the fact Romanoff has the vest (and her “sister’s” hair colour) in Infinity War might spell the end for Belova in Black Widow.
Meanwhile, Johansson recently appeared to confirm Black Widow solo movie sequels.
According to New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan, the actress let slip an insight into what could be on the horizon during a speech at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event in October.
He tweeted that the star referred to Black Widow as a “standalone franchise” — not film, franchise — seeming to imply there will be a Black Widow 2.
Black Widow is released in cinemas May 2020.