Captain America rumored to appear in Marvel's Black Widow solo movie
Chris Evans' role in the MCU apparently ended in Avengers: Endgame, but there's an interesting way Captain America could still have a role in Black Widow. A decade after her debut in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson's long-awaited solo film arrives as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow. Although it is taking a little longer than initially planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, the character will finally be able to head the solo adventure he deserves. Directed by Cate Shortland, the film will take place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, that is, regardless of what happened in Avengers: Endgame, his fellow Avengers can still influence the history of Black Widow, including Steve Rogers.
Since meeting in 2012's Avengers, Natasha and Steve have developed a special bond that is different from the rest of the group. Black Widow was involved in the last two Captain America solo movies, and while she initially sided with Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) on the Sokovia Accords, she eventually changed her stance, switched sides, and moved on. joined the team of cap. They also maintained their friendship in the span of five years after his defeat to Thanos in Infinity War, further establishing their bond not just as fellow Avengers but as good friends.
With Nat backing Steve up on his last two solo adventures, it makes sense that the Super Soldier somehow made his appearance supporting his friend.
Where Captain America could appear during the events of Black Widow
Marvel Studios worked around Nat's death in Avengers: Endgame by establishing that Black Widow would take place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, around two years between the two events. At this point, Captain America and all the heroes associated with him who refused to sign the Sokovia Accords were scattered everywhere after the Super Soldier rescued them from The Raft at the end of the movie, save for Clint Barton / Ojo. Falcon and Scott Lang / Ant-Man who chose to stay by reaching a house arrest agreement with the government to be with their respective families.
Meanwhile, Steve left Bucky (Sebastian Stan) in Wakanda for him to continue his rehabilitation before going into hiding with Sam Wilson / Falcon and Wanda / Scarlet Witch. As revealed in the Infinity War Prelude # 1 comic, the Super Soldier was kept busy for the two years before Thanos (Josh Brolin) came to Earth to get the infinity gem he was missing, assuming his identity as "Nomad. ”From the comics and operating underground as the government continued to search for him and his allies.
Black Widow will rejoin Captain America at the end of his movie
However, it's worth noting that even though Nat did eventually side with Steve during Captain America: Civil War, she didn't immediately join him. In Infinity war, however, Black Widow was already with Falcon, Wanda, and Captain America, as he became the MCU's version of Secret Avengers on the big screen without showing how and when they met. This means that at some point after the 2016 movie ended, Nat got in touch with Steve to join them - something that Marvel Studios' upcoming standalone film may shed light on.
When exactly Nat joins Steve and the rest of the cap team is the question. Since he still sports his natural red hair during Black Widow, it's safe to say that Nat reunites with his fellow Avengers after the events of his movie. It is unknown if he immediately contacts Captain America after taking care of his personal mission. Maybe he's spending more time with his Russian family to take a breather, otherwise he might have sought them out right away once he had dealt with Taskmaster and the threat the villain posed.
How can Captain America Black Widow appear?
While the trailers for Black Widow sell the idea that it will separate itself from the larger MCU lore, there are likely to be references to the universe, not to mention its companions throughout the film. There is an emphasis on David Harbor's Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff as Natasha's family before finding another when she became Avenger.
Talking about the mightiest heroes on Earth, Nat's companions, is inevitable as a way to juxtapose their old and new families. That said, while Nat has a longer, personal friendship with Hawkeye and an affair with Bruce Banner / Hulk, Captain America will be more tied to the movie thanks to Alexei. In the comics, Red Guardian is the Russian equivalent of the Star-Chest Avenger. The Marvel Studios version of the hero is confirmed with Harbor revealing that "he was the Captain America of his time for Russia."
Aside from the references to Captain America in Black Widow, the character could also be directly involved in the narrative if he reveals how Nat joins him in hiding. Watching her make the call to the Captain to ask him to join them would be a nifty way to connect the events of Civil War and Infinity War through the solo Russian spy movie. Perhaps, the movie may even feature a little cameo from Steve, even if it's just his voice when he and Nat have a plan to meet.
Why Captain America Probably Won't Appear in Black Widow
A full Captain America cameo is possible without creating any continuity issues in the franchise given that Black Widow fits into the timeline. It would be a pleasant surprise for fans, especially those who miss Evans and the character from the franchise. Recently, even Evans admitted that he already misses playing Captain America.
That said, bringing Steve back after Avengers: Endgame isn't the best idea and Marvel Studios knows it. As exciting as it is to see Captain America back in the MCU through Black Widow. There is a very slim chance that he will make a physical appearance in the movie. Marvel Studios is moving away from the events of the Infinity Saga by heading into Phase 4, and seeing someone embody the first three Phases of the MCU could be an obstacle in their efforts to turn the page in storytelling. It would also detract from the great farewell Captain America had in Endgame in exchange for a brief cameo that doesn't really mean anything in the future other than being a gesture in service to fans.
Be that as it may, we will get out of doubts very soon if COVID-19 allows it
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