‘Black Widow’ Is a Prequel, But It’s Not Set as Far Back as You Might Imagine

(MAJOR SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame ahead!)

If you’ve seen Endgame like the millions of other people around the world then you know how Black Widow’s story ended in the film. To retrieve the Soul Stone from Vormir it came down to a brief but fierce duel between her and Hawkeye over who would sacrifice themselves for the stone. And, because she has always beaten Hawkeye in their individual duels, she won, hence she was the one to die in order to get the Soul Stone.

Many were devastated/shocked about Black Widow’s outcome. And to only rub salt into our collective wounds, we got a tremendous all-female Avengers scene and she wasn’t a part of it. Ouch!

But, Marvel Studios did a good job preventing a wave of outrage from fans by announcing that Black Widow would be getting her own film next May. And now, even more news about the movie has arisen.

When it was announced that Black Widow was set to be a prequel, fans and critics alike began to suspect that the film would obviously take place before Iron Man 2. Turns out, we were wrong. It’s actually going to occur after Captain America: Civil War.

In the days after she decided to become a fugitive, Black Widow goes to Budapest where she finds herself thrown back into having to save the world when evil forces arise to make her life only that more complicated.

The film’s creators have promised to flesh out Black Widow’s background and give us a greater understanding of who she is as a character by the time she becomes a Secret Avenger alongside Captain America, Wanda Maximoff, and Falcon.

To hear this news is truly, truly exciting stuff and I can’t wait to see this movie!

It premieres May 1, 2020.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

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QI’RA: Opening Words

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

 

ALL her life, Qi’ra has had to survive. Whether it be on the dank streets of Corellia or in the glamorous setting of First Light, finding the will to make it to each coming day requires great skill and smarts.

She thought her past had been left behind, swallowed up in the unfortunate bad luck that sweeps upon most criminals daring to escape and fly among the stars. And then Han stepped back into her life.

He was now a smuggler. An agent of the criminal underbelly. A “bad guy.” But underneath that crooked facade was a good man. A good man that Qi’ra refused to see corrupted by the system.

So, she did what she had to. She killed Dryden Vos and, with a heavy heart, betrayed Han, leaving him to embrace an uncertain fate. What she will find on Dathomir, she does not know but one thing she is certain of. She will survive.

Because she always has…