is a motion picture that represents a collection of firsts for Marvel Studios.
Not only is it the first Marvel film to be produced because Spider-Gentleman: Far From Home in July 2019 (thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic), or the very first to kick off the studio’s Period 4 film slate.
Black Widow also serves as a prequel of types for Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, the 1st time that Marvel has produced a movie that explores more of a character’s backstory very long past their MCU introduction – and it might not be the final.
The prospect of much more prequel-design and style MCU motion pictures was teased by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Speaking in the course of a press conference ahead of Black Widow’s release (per), Feige hinted that Marvel may perhaps adhere to a identical system for other MCU people, supplying that the suitable tale and themes could be observed.
“Certainly this film and this tale is a particular case for for Natasha,” Feige explained. “But the idea of discovering the previous, current, and potential of the MCU is unquestionably in the playing cards for all of our people. This particular story of this certain forged is very own, extremely distinct to Natasha.”
Technically, this isn’t the to start with prequel-like manufacturing that Marvel has created.
can be viewed as a project established in the earlier. The events of Loki only commence the moment the Avengers vacation back in time (to 2012) in Endgame to find the Tesseract. Having said that, they botch this specific component of the strategy and the 2012 model of Loki finishes up escaping with the Tesseract, which potential customers into the God of Mischief’s standalone Disney As well as experience.
Captain Marvel, also, is a form-of-prequel film. It can be an origin story for this superhero, certainly, but it can be set in the previous (the 1990s) so you could look at it as a prequel film if you squint at it.
Of system, purists may perhaps say that Loki, Captain Marvel and Black Widow aren’t prequels in the truest perception. Loki is a exhibit that travels to the earlier and foreseeable future, Captain Marvel (as we reported) is an origin story, and Black Widow is a lot more of a pre-sequel for the character.
Regardless of how you perceive this MCU trio, Feige’s responses make for intriguing studying.
If Marvel does have suggestions for exploring the previous of “all of our people”, it opens up a ton of avenues for the studio regarding old or useless superheroes.
Again in January,noted that Chris Evans would be reprising his job as Captain The united states for a fourth solo motion picture – speculation that and have refuted due to the fact – but Feige’s remedy earlier mentioned does pose some intriguing opportunities.
Could we see Evans return as Steve Rogers in a 1950s or 1960s location? In the last scene of Endgame, audiences noticed that he had reunited with Peggy Carter. There is no cause, then, why he couldn’t take up his shield for 1 last outing to thwart one more superpowered foe, specially if an firm (the TVA, US government or one more) uncovered out that he was alive soon after he seemingly perished throughout Captain America: The Initial Avenger.
Feige’s reviews on the probability of other MCU prequels could allow Johansson to return as Black Widow all over again, too, or even Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Guy. Both of those are exceptionally unlikely (as is Evans’ return as Cap) but Feige has certainly included gas to these unique fires, as perfectly as any other MCU figures who followers may possibly want to see once more.
We’ll have to wait and see on the MCU prequel film entrance, and it could be some time prior to any announcement is produced. Marvel’s Stage 4 movie slate is presently stacked, with 10 flicks at the moment established to be unveiled between July 9, 2021 and Could 5, 2023. None of them are prequel films, while, so it will be a although ahead of we hear of something official from Marvel or Disney.