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Avengers: Endgame has arrived and it’s broken all manner of box office records in the process. Since this is a big finale of sorts, it sports a number of epic and amazing action sequences sure to make superhero fans the world over lose their collective minds. But the fates of certain characters leave a big question mark for what’s to come in Phase 4.
BEWARE. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Natasha Romanov, a.k.a. Black Widow, met her demise while trying to obtain the Soul Stone. She sacrificed herself for her best bud Hawkeye, so he could have the chance to see his family again. Her loner, slightly selfish nature had been significantly changed thanks to her time spent with her surrogate family, the Avengers.
But with Black Widow’s death, we have to ask, where does Marvel Studios intend to go with her solo movie? We know Scarlett Johansson’s involved, so it’s unlikely it’ll be a prequel. Still, there are plenty of great stories to tell, both from her past and the present day.
First and foremost, Natasha’s entire upbringing is a mystery. The Red Room, her training, all of it. What were her years like as a KGB agent? Also, how did she end up meeting Hawkeye? How exactly did he save her life? Perhaps will get something like Richard K. Morgan’s Homecoming run, which intercuts a modern day Black Widow tale with her origin story. Or maybe we’ll get something that takes place between the fallout of SHIELD and Avengers: Infinity War.
Whatever the case, there’s plenty in store for Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Let’s take a deep dive and explore some of our favorite possibilities.
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