Just before the global release of the standalone film, we’re already talking about a Black Widow sequel? Well, yes. The world as well as the directors seem to be looking forward to that.
Delayed much because of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns, and the resulting closing of theatres, Black Widow is to be released later than planned. However, the movie is finally hitting streaming platforms as well as theatres on July 9.
As first informed by Deadline, Marvel was looking for a project on a female lead character with a female director. Cate Shortland who had previously directed a number of hit films including Lore and Berlin Syndrome was then the obvious choice.
Are We Getting A Black Widow Sequel?
Cate Shortland worked with a Russian historian for the Black Widow film. In an interview, she mentioned that the two of them created a backstory for the Russian spy for this movie.
In the same interview, Shortland revealed the possibilities that Black Widow has in the future. When asked if Black Widow will have a sequel, the director said that this could potentially happen.
“I think these girls have got a lot of asses still to kick,” Shortland simply said. MCU’s Kevin Feige has also previously said that everything is an Easter egg when it comes to the Marvel cinematic universe.
Black Widow features our well-known Natasha Romanoff along with other characters. A new character named Yelena Belova, who is like an adoptive sister is seen in the movie. Belova will be played by Florence Pugh.
Apart from the two sisters, fans will also see Rachel Weisz and David Harbour will also be seen as Melina Vostokoff and Aleksei Shostakov.
While the producers and directors have not confirmed that there will be a clear sequel, we have high hopes that we will get to know Natasha Romanoff and her personal stories.