RUMOR: Black Widow Will Show Up In Captain Marvel


With Captain Marvel now well into production – as evidenced by a flurry of set photos and videos – we’re starting to learn a little bit about what lies ahead for the titular hero’s MCU debut. From a 90’s setting to a big role for Nick Fury, there seems to be much for fans to look forward to here, and if a new report is to be believed, there may be yet another reason why you should be excited for the pic.

Coming to us from Reddit – hardly the most reliable source, but it has yielded accurate intel in the past – a user is claiming that none other than Scarlett Johansson will be reprising her role as Black Widow for Captain Marvel. This is the first we’re hearing of a possible appearance for the character, so take it with a grain of salt, but according to this individual, Heidi Moneymaker was on set recently filming some scenes.

Who’s Heidi Moneymaker, you ask? She’s ScarJo’s stunt double, and has worked with the actress on all of her MCU movies to date, stepping in when the stunt work is deemed to dangerous for Johansson to do herself. Now, it could be argued that perhaps Moneymaker is working with Brie Larson, too, and that could very well be. But this user is adamant that she’s there for Black Widow, and not the titular hero.

While it wouldn’t be too outside the realm of possibility to think that Marvel may throw Natasha Romanoff into the film, there is one thing that keeps us from totally buying into this. And that’s with its 90’s setting, Black Widow would only be a teenager (or even younger) during the time that Captain Marvel takes place, given that she was born in 1984 (at least, the MCU version was). Then again, recent set photos indicate that perhaps not the entire movie will be set in that time period, so perhaps Widow will show up in present day scenes?

Right now, all we can really do is speculate, but while we wait to learn more, what we can tell you with absolute certainty is that Brie Larson’s MCU newbie will finally – finally! – take flight on March 8th, 2019. Of course, that’s assuming that the great and powerful Captain Marvel doesn’t appear in Avengers: Infinity War when it hits theaters in May.

It’s certainly a strategy that worked for Black Panther – remember, T’Challa made his MCU debut via Civil War before circling back to headline his own standalone movie – though Marvel is yet to divulge any firm plans. As a result, the speculation will likely continue to fester long up until May 4th.

Source: Reddit