November’s Black Widow shall be a primary for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some ways. Not solely does it mark the long-awaited solo debut of one of many franchise’s hottest characters a decade after it was first talked about as a chance, however it’s additionally the primary film to star somebody who’s lifeless in the primary timeline, in addition to the launchpad for Part 4, which guarantees to be the MCU’s greatest but because of an accompanying roster of Disney Plus exclusives.
Natasha Romanoff’s standalone journey additionally sees director Cate Shortland grow to be the primary lady to fly solo and helm one among Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbusters, and Chloe Zao’s Eternals will make it two in a row when it hits theaters simply three months later. Moreover, with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova taking second billing, to not point out plans for her to imagine the codename on a everlasting foundation, it shouldn’t come as a shock that Black Widow has a heavy female-driven ingredient.
Actually, the neckbeards are most likely already gearing as much as launch an analogous trolling marketing campaign to the one which tried to sabotage Captain Marvel, particularly now that Scarlett Johansson has admitted that Natasha is most undoubtedly a feminist, and the film itself will look to include some actual world points into the story.
“I feel this movie particularly may be very a lot reflective of what’s occurring regarding the Time’s Up motion and the #MeToo motion. It might be such a miss if we didn’t deal with that stuff, if this movie didn’t take that head-on. I feel, significantly for Cate, it was so vital for her to make a film about girls who’re serving to different girls, who carry different girls up out of a really issue state of affairs. Somebody requested me if Natasha was a feminist. After all she is, it’s apparent. It’s type of an asinine query.”
Messages in movies are completely acceptable so long as they don’t grow to be too cloying and on-the-nose, and as a $150 million espionage-influenced blockbuster that’s a part of the largest and hottest franchise within the enterprise, there’s little probability of Black Widow turning into slowed down in social politics and societal subtext on the expense of telling an exhilarating and action-packed story.