November Black Widow has long been heralded as swan song for Scarlett johanssonNatasha Romanoff, who will head a spin-off that has been brewing for ten years after becoming one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having been killed in Avengers: EndgameThere is apparently no place for the former Agent of SHIELD in the main timeline, but death isn’t exactly an obstacle that comic book movies can’t easily overcome.
Even though none of them came out of End of Game Alive, Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. have often found themselves linked with a possible return to the MCU at some point, and the solo movie of the first hasn’t even been released yet. Director Cate Shortland appeared to confirm speculation that Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova would take on the role permanently, but we have now heard from our sources – the same who told us that Ben Affleck is returning for Flash and one Witcher prequel is in development, which were both correct – that Natasha might not be gone for long.
According to our information, Marvel should keep its cards very close to the chest until Black Widow hits theaters, but Scarlett johansson reportedly signed on the dotted line and accepted a deal to return to the MCU. While details are slim on the pitch, the studio obviously needs to be careful how they bring her back.
Of course, there are several options as to how Nat might return, with time travel, flashbacks, and alternate realities all on the table, but as of yet, we’re not sure exactly how the character will be. back on our screens – only that she will at some point. And while some fans will no doubt be delighted to see her again, a Black Widow comeback could also cause some serious creative headaches if not handled properly.