There are many constants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one thing that certainly won’t ever stand still is Black Widow’s endless experiments in haircuts.
From the weird bouncy doll hair in her Iron Man 2 debut, to the wavy red barnet of Age of Ultron to the Farrah Fawcett 70s spy chic of Civil War, she’s always sporting a new look. Perhaps the most dramatic, however, is to come this May, when she ditches red for blonde in Avengers: Infinity War.
Her hair is so noticeable in fact that, when we saw the Instagram photos from the Avengers 4 set below, we realized very quickly that something was off. Posted by Black Widow stuntwoman (and owner of a super cool name) Heidi Moneymaker, the outfit and hairdo is taken straight from the Lagos-set opening of Captain America: Civil War.
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So, what gives? This apparent recreation might fit in alongside reports of the Russo brothers creating other key moments from the last decade of the MCU for Avengers 4, with the most notable being a quick reshoot of the team during the Battle of New York. My bet is that something so cataclysmic is going to happen at the conclusion of the Thanos storyline that we can kiss the old MCU (along with several major heroes) goodbye.
After all, what better way to really kick the audience in the feels than to give us a guided tour through the most memorable moments of the decade? And what better way to do that than to show us them from a fresh perspective rather than ‘just’ a montage?
Either way, I’m a big fan of whenever films begin delving into their own past (hello Back to the Future Part II), so I can’t wait to see how those recreated flashbacks slot into Avengers 4. That’s going to be a little way off yet though, with the pic not scheduled for release until spring 2019. Thankfully, Avengers: Infinity War is rapidly approaching – May 4th is the date for your diaries – and will surely give us the high octane superhero fix we’re all craving.