It's a very exciting time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avengers: Endgame is getting deep into its theatrical run, breaking box office left and right. The blockbuster was an epic adventure that was deeply connected to the previous 21 movies, and it essentially wrapped up the Infinity Saga forever.
The MCU is showing no signs of slowing down, although its plans for the future are currently unclear. Spider-Man: Far From Home is the only upcoming movie with a release date, although there are a variety of projects developing at the studio. Chief among them is the Black Widow solo movie, which will finally give Scarlett Johansson's signature Avenger the spotlight she deserves.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating Black Widow, especially as a strong cast was assembled to join Scarlett Johansson. Now it looks like that movie might already be in production, as a Twitter user revealed a potential shooting location outside Pinewood Studios in Atlanta. So should we expect the solo flick to be one of the first installments in Phase Four?
The future of the MCU is largely a mystery, as Phase Four's slate of films haven't been revealed to the general public. This was done in an effort to guard the secrets of Infinity War and Endgame, a task that grew increasingly difficult in the days leading to their respective releases. But now that Endgame's secrets are out and the spoiler ban has been listed, fans are looking to the future.
Of course, it's important to note that the possible shooting location is not a guarantee that Black Widow is currently filming. In fact, David Harbour previously thought the movie would begin filming in June. So we'll have to wait for an official confirmation.
The Black Widow movie has been a long time coming, so news that it might be in production is going to make the generations of Marvel fans very happy. Widow has been a supporting character in a whopping seven movie, Natasha Romanoff will finally take center stage in her own flick. But given the events of Endgame, it should be interesting to see how Marvel Studios approaches this project.
Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. If you haven't seen it yet, look away!
Black Widow had a strong outing in Avengers: Endgame. Following the time jump, it was revealed that Scarlet Johansson's character was keeping Earth's surviving heroes in communication. She helps devise the plan for the Time Heist after Ant-Man returns from the Quantum Realm, traveling to Vormir with Hawkeye to procure the Soul Stone. Natasha ultimately sacrifices herself to get the Stone, knowing she'll help to bring back the dusted characters back to life.
Widow's death was an emotional gut punch in Endgame, and it should be interesting to see exactly how Black Widow will acknowledge that, and continue the character's story. Smart money says the movie will be a prequel, showing some of the title characters' mysterious backstory and dark life as an assassin. Although since the multi-verse and time travel are also on the table, it seems like anything is possible.
CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things Black Widow, and you can see her in Avengers: Endgame-- in theaters now. Be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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