‘Black Widow’ is the eponymous Marvel Comics character’s first solo outing after having debuted in 2010’s ‘Iron Man 2.’ The superhero film is directed by Cate Shortland from a screenplay written by Eric Pearson based on a story from Jac Schaeffer (‘WandaVision‘) and Ned Benson. It is the first film in Phase 4 of the ‘MCU‘ and is set after the events of 2016’s ‘Captain America: Civil War.’
In the movie, Natasha Romanoff reunites with her fellow Black Widows and tries to take down a dangerous enemy with ties to her dark past. If you enjoyed the espionage thrills and explosive action of the movie, you must be scouring the internet for information about a follow-up film. In that case, allow us to help you by sharing everything we know about a ‘Black Widow’ sequel.
Black Widow Sequel Release Date
‘Black Widow’ was released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on July 9, 2021, in theatres and Disney+ (with Premier Access). The film was initially slated for a May 1, 2020, release but was delayed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the film and theater industries. The movie has received a positive reception from critics who have praised the casts’ performances, the emotional story, and the stellar action sequences.
As far as a sequel is concerned, there is at least a theoretical possibility. Director Cate Shortland has expressed her interest in helming a sequel in a recent interview, which is a positive sign. Storywise, the door is also open for a second installment, and Marvel Studios is always keen to produce sequels. In fact, the only film in the studio’s first three phases to not receive a sequel is 2008’s ‘The Incredible Hulk.’ Therefore, the likelihood of a ‘Black Widow’ sequel materializing is pretty high. Marvel Studios has a slate of films already planned that encompass the studio’s ambitious Phase 4 plans, which is set to run through to at least May 2023. Therefore, if a sequel is announced in the coming months, ‘Black Widow 2’ is likely to release in June 2023, at the earliest.
Black Widow Sequel Cast: Who can be in it?
In ‘Black Widow,’ Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow from previous ‘MCU’ films. Florence Pugh plays Yelena Belova/Black Widow, a sister figure to Natasha, while David Harbour and Rachel Weisz appear as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian and Melina Vostokoff/Black Widow, the parent figures to the sisters. O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, and Ray Winstone appear in supporting roles as Rick Mason, Antonia Dreykov, Thaddeus Ross, and General Dreykov respectively.
For the sequel, most of the lead cast should return with the notable exception of the lead star Scarlett Johansson, whose character sacrificed herself during the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ The actress has already confirmed that ‘Black Widow’ is her final appearance as the iconic superheroine. Therefore, Florence Pugh could be seen in the titular role in the sequel. Sebastian Stan could be an interesting addition to the sequel’s cast as his ‘MCU’ character Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier shares a rich history with Black Widow in the comics.
Black Widow Sequel Plot: What can it be About?
‘Black Widow’ follows Natasha Romanoff, who is declared a fugitive for violating the Sokovia Accords. As a conspiracy related to the Red Room — where Natasha and her sister, Yelena, were trained — surfaces, the two unite to stop the villainous Taskmaster. In the process, Natasha is forced to confront her past.
‘Black Widow 2’ could be set in the present day of ‘MCU’ and might focus on Yelena as she tries to carry Natasha’s legacy. The follow-up could introduce the Winter Guard, a Russian superhero team. Red Guardian might also have a larger role given his connection to the team in the comics. The sequel is likely to be a spy thriller that could take Yelena on a globe-trotting adventure and force the audience to question the character’s morality.
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