The upcoming Black Widow movie has a few tricks and surprises up its sleeve when it hits theaters next summer.
As always, the cast have tightlipped about what we can expect from the Black Widow movie, but we have learned some tea. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that the upcoming Black Widow movie thanks to MCU newcomer Rachel Weisz slipped up saying that there will be multiple Black Widow operatives introduced in the movie.
The Black Widow code name will actually be shared by some of the new cast members in this standalone for Natasha Romanoff, which alludes to how the Black Widow franchise may continue on in the future.
It makes perfect sense to add multiple Black Widow operatives to the MCU especially since Scarlett Johansson’s character was sacrificed in Avengers Endgame.
What we know so far:
Scarlett Johansson is confirmed to reprise the role she has played a number of times in the MCU, beginning with Black Widow’s first appearance in Iron Man 2 all the way up to her untimely demise in Avengers: Endgame. Now, we’ll also see Rachel Weisz playing a Black Widow, as well as co-star Florence Pugh. Apparently, all three operatives will be working under the code name.
Rachel Weisz says this about the Black Widow Ops program:
There are quite a number…I’m a Black Widow and there’s Scarlett [Johansson] and Florence [Pugh]. There’s quite a bit of other characters you’ll also meet that are Black Widows.
Will we see any men going under the code name Black Widow? We haven’t really seen any recent films pull a gender-swap in the opposite direction, as it has mostly been male roles being handed over to female actors. The most recent example is James Bond codename 007 being handed over to Lashana Lynch in James Bond 25.
According to Marvel’s own lore, the Black Widow is and always has been a female assassin. Hence the name Black Widow.
The Black Widow Ops Program was one of the Department X’s espionage training program’s, which plays a critical role in Natalia Romanova’s life. Based at the Red Room facility, it had been a Cold War program to train the deadliest female spy in the world. It was created due to the success of their previous sleeper agent and assassin the Winter Soldier.
Even though Rachel Weisz has confirmed that she is a Black Widow, that doesn’t mean we won’t see her under the Taskmaster mask when all is revealed.