The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a fastidiously crafted juggernaut that’s all the time shifting ahead.
However for Cate Shortland’s standalone Black Widow, the MCU will look to the previous – particularly the one belonging to Natasha Romanoff – for a narrative that’s largely set within the interval between Civil Conflict and Infinity Conflict.
It’s simply as properly, too, given Natasha Romanoff kicked the bucket in Avengers: Endgame, tossing herself off the cliffs of Vormir in order that her life-long buddy Hawkeye – and, by impact, half of the universe – might survive. So anticipate Black Widow to discover a number of the character beats that preceded that historic act of martyrdom.
Chief amongst them being Natasha’s quasi-family involving the opposite Widows, and the dreaded Crimson Room. Talking of which, one curious fan has noticed what seems to be an MCU Easter egg which, if true, would assist set up a connection between Black Widow and Shane Black’s Iron Man 3.
By way of Twitter:
Via the magic of flipping the image, you may see the phrase AIM above Yelana’s noggin. That is nearly actually AFTER the large, closing struggle since she’s sporting the identical outfit. pic.twitter.com/Nuz6l4BqGT
— Charles Murphy (@_CharlesMurphy) March 13, 2020
See that? If you happen to click on on the photograph, it reveals three blurry letters: AIM. Lengthy-time MCU followers will know AIM to face for Superior Concept Mechanics, a bleeding-edge initiative developed by Aldrich Killian, and later spawned the Extremis virus.
In fact, that’s to not say that Man Pearce’s unhinged maniac is on the verge of a return – merely that Black Widow will harken again to the plot of Iron Man 3. In fact, that’s assuming that these three letters within the image above really consult with the AIM undertaking.
As soon as scheduled to reach in early May, Marvel’s long-awaited Black Widow film has been postponed indefinitely as a result of ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The Powers That Be have but to announce its new ETA – no shock there, as COVID-19 is a consistently evolving state of affairs – however we’ll notify you if and when that new date is revealed.