Yesterday we got our first look at the beginning of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the form of Black Widow. The trailer looks great and it has everybody excited to see Scarlett Johansson take the lead for the first time in her long MCU career.
However, one person that is especially excited is Johansson's MCU co-star Jeremy Renner. Black Widow and Hawkeye are close friends in the Marvel movies, and Renner is now showing the sort of support Hawkeye would have for Natasha to Johansson.
Jeremy Renner took to Twitter to say that he thinks Black Widow looks great, and that he can't wait to see it. This echos the sentiments of most of the fans who checked out the trailer yesterday. For many, it's taken Marvel far too long to put Black Widow front and center in the MCU,
Because Black Widow will take place at an earlier point in time than where the MCU currently is, and because this character won't be moving forward in the story, it does raise a big question about why the Black Widow movie is happening now. It certainly can be a standalone story that won't lead to any major developments within Phase 4. However, since this is the first movie out of the gate, there will certainly be a lot of interest in trying to figure out just where this batch of movies, and Disney+ series, are headed,
Of course, some are wondering, even in reactions to this tweet, if Jeremy Renner's excitement for Black Widow might be for more reasons than simply the fact that he supports Scarlett Johansson. Because Black Widow is a flashback story, and because we know that Hawkeye and Black Widow worked together long before we met them in the MCU, many have wondered if Clint Barton may actually show up in the movie at some point.
Everybody is staying quite quiet on that topic of course. If a cameo, nevermind a significant role, for Jeremy Renner, is part of Black Widow, that's being kept under wraps.
Although, you know I found the fact that Taskmaster was using a bow and arrow to be quite interesting. Is that a hint?
Even if Hawkeye doesn't show up, Renner is right that Black Widow is looking pretty great based on that trailer. It's got a remarkable cast that goes beyond Scarlett Johansson to include Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachael Weisz.
We're still five months away from Black Widow, and since this first trailer was officially a "teaser" according to Marvel, that means we'll get a "full" trailer at some point down the line, that will likely fill in a few of the gaps and explain a bit more of the story.
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