Marvel Studios just lately confirmed the information that followers had been dreading however nonetheless anticipating, pushing Black Widow again by one other six months to Might 2021. The longest hole between new installments within the shared universe in over a decade simply received even longer, then, however meaning there’s one other six months for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s tremendous sleuths to attempt to deduce the path of the plot.
We’ve seen quite a lot of footage and pictures from Natasha Romanoff’s long-awaited solo debut thus far, however specifics nonetheless stay largely beneath wraps. There’s been hypothesis that Black Widow shall be tied on to the occasions of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, although, and the most recent fan concept claims that Cate Shortland’s huge display screen prequel may even clarify why Bucky was tasked with assassinating Howard Stark.
You see, David Harbour’s Crimson Guardian was created utilizing the identical tremendous soldier serum that reworked Steve Rogers into Captain America, immediately tying his origins to Howard. As per the idea, this means that the Chilly Battle arms race additionally concerned superheroes, and we already know that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will function each Isaiah Bradley and John Walker, two profitable American take a look at topics.
Given his status as an arms magnate, Howard may have found that Russia had created their very own tremendous soldier and bought samples of the serum by way of the black market given his shut connections to each the unique program and S.H.I.E.L.D. This could possibly be the rationale why the Winter Soldier was despatched after him in November 1991 to cease the data from falling into American palms.
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As a result of the super-soldier serum had been offered on the black market, Howard Stark would have competed with others in a bidding conflict to get his palms on it; one among his rivals may have been Hydra, explaining how they knew he had it. Once they misplaced the bid, Hydra determined to take drastic measures, and – as proven in Captain America: The Winter Soldier – they thawed out the Winter Soldier, and assigned Bucky Barnes to assassinate Howard and Maria Stark earlier than SHIELD may analyze the pattern. And so Hydra started to conduct their very own experiments utilizing the Russian pattern retrieved by the Winter Soldier, though these had been lower than profitable.
Not solely does this tie into the MCU’s established mythology, but it surely additionally connects the primary two items within the Section 4 jigsaw and doubtlessly explains how Tony Stark’s extensively rumored Black Widow cameo matches into the narrative. For now, although, we’ll simply have to attend and see if any of this finally ends up taking part in out within the movie.