WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home
There’s a lot of confusion revolving around Black Widow. Given the unfortunate events of Avengers: Endgame, in which Natasha Romanoff sacrifices her life for the Soul Stone, the idea of the her ever returning doesn’t seem likely. But in a rather strange twist for the MCU, production’s now underway on her own solo effort and it was looking like the film would be a prequel – exploring the character’s early years in the 1990s.
At least, that’s what we thought until earlier this week, when a new on-set photo revealed what looked to be Black Widow driving a 2017 car. Now, fans have no idea what’s going on, especially since the multiverse we thought we were going to see in Far From Home never came to be.
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With that said, we were just given another hint about the production, courtesy of Samuel L. Jackson. While promoting the latest Spider-Man film, the Academy Award-nominated actor revealed that his iconic character, Nick Fury, isn’t slated to appear in Black Widow.
“It’s Natasha who was always been my favorite because I recruited her,” he said. “So far, I’m not in her origin story movie [Laughs]. She’s the person I was closest to in that group.”
You know, no matter where (or should I say when?) the project ends up taking place, it wasn’t really sounding like Fury could be a part of it anyways. Should this all be set before the events of the first Avengers movie, we’d probably see a full-on action flick of Romanoff’s exploits as a Russian assassin, with Fury nowhere to be found. And if it so happens the film’s set in the modern day, we know the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been chilling up in space this whole time.
But thankfully, Comic-Con’s right around the corner. And with any luck, Marvel will shed some light on the secretive Black Widow project at that point. Stay tuned.