According to Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige, Black Widow will explore parts of Natasha Romanoff's past that will make viewers see certain events from Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame in a "new light."At Brazil Comic Con (CCXP19), IGN Brazil asked Feige when he and his team decided to put Black Widow between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War instead of it possibly being a prequel for the first Avengers or something similar.
"It was about four years ago as we were working on Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, we knew that we wanted to bring her story to a conclusion in the most heroic way possible in Endgame, but also that we wanted to explore a part of her life that we hadn't seen before," Feige said. "It occurred to us that we had seen her adventures in the Avengers movies, but a lot of stuff happened in between those movies that we never saw, we didn't hear about, we didn't learn about. And [with] that, we wanted to do a movie with Scarlett Johansson because she is Natasha Romanoff and not do a story with a younger Black Widow for the whole film."
As he continued, he revealed a big aspect of Black Widow will be altering the way many around the world view Romanoff's actions in both Infinity War and Endgame.
"But we had this thought of exploring a little bit of her past that we hadn't seen before and how that impacts the adventure she had between Civil War and Infinity War," Feige explained. "And in fact, there are things that she does in Infinity War and Endgame that you'll see in a new light once you see the Black Widow."
Marvel's Black Widow will be released in theaters on May 1, 2020, and will kick off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Widow also recently got its first official trailer, and we've broken down every important part of this new exciting look into the life of Natasha Romanoff.For more on Black Widow, be sure to check out our breakdown of even more new footage that was shown off at Brazil Comic Con, our explainer piece on Black Widow's villain Taskmaster, and our look at Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova and David Harbour's Red Guardian.
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