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Fans Shocked By Disney’s Resurrection Of ‘Black Widow’ For Sequel: Report

Fans Shocked By Disney’s Resurrection Of ‘Black Widow’ For Sequel: Report

Black Widow could well come back.

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow looks forward
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: New information emerges regarding ‘Thunderbolts’ replacement

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), owned by The Walt Disney Company, is currently progressing through its Phase Five, which is part of the Multiverse saga. At San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022, Marvel President Kevin Feige outlined the future direction of the MCU. Phase five is expected to end with the release of Love at first sight*a feature film inspired by the Marvel Comics series, drawing a parallel with that of DC. Suicide squad franchise.

Tony Stark before committing suicide by reversing the shot, Black Widow before sacrificing herselfTony Stark before committing suicide by reversing the shot, Black Widow before sacrificing herself
Credit: Marvel Studios

After Tony Stark/Iron Man’s heroic sacrifice to defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin) and Chris Evans’ exit from his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, which involved passing the mantle of Captain America, a significant opportunity presented itself for prominent superhero teams like the Fantastic Four and X-Men will take on more influential roles.

Marvel’s intended contrast to these traditionally heroic characters is their own team of antiheroes and villains, known as the Thunderbolts.

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (left) and Florence Pugh as Elena Belova (right) Black Widow on a bicycleScarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (left) and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova (right) Black Widow on a bicycle
Credit: Marvel Studios

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“Marvel Studios” Black Widow 2?

Just like how Captain America: Civil War (2016) was a Captain America film, Alex Perez (of Cosmic Circus), initiated by Marvel and Hollywood, reports that Love at first sight* will look more like a Black Widow continuation, or Black Widow 2. Responding to fans on Twitter, Perez left a semi-cryptic (though still quite revealing) tease:

It’s probably been said before, but Thunderbolts* is really just a sequel to Black Widow, in the same way that Civil War was a sequel to Captain America. Take that as you will.

Naturally, Marvel fans had a lot to say about this, with several fans commenting on the fact that the original plan for Love at first sight* would be to deliberately distance the story from Black Widow – the controversial film released by Disney for streaming on Disney+ (Disney Plus), and is the subject of litigation between The Walt Disney Company and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff actress Scarlett Johansson.

Intent on using Thunderbolts to do tracking Black Widow now appears to have been thrown out the window by Marvel and Disney, as X/Twitter users acknowledge:

@GaloyanSipan: I thought they hired other writers after Pearson to avoid making it a sequel to Black Widow in the first place.

@betssssss12: Wow, so they used all these writers to try and avoid being this just so it ends up being a BW sequel 😭

@Gold_Star1986: I swear they fired the writer because he made it too much of a Black Widow sequel, right…?

Other fans noted that this report likely meant the focus was on Love at first sight* could focus on Florence Pugh’s relatively new Yelena Belova, Natasha Romanoff’s Red Room “sister” introduced in the original. Black Widow movie:

@SajeelG1234: So the main focus is probably around Elena and everyone is just there to fight and stuff

Even more seem concerned about the condition of the original Captain America/Steve Rogers’ best friend (and fellow super-soldier with a vibranium arm), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) – fully expecting him be put aside in accordance with the precedents. reports:

Damien Garza: They’re going to waste Bucky, aren’t they💔

Currently, Love at first sight* is tentatively scheduled for May 2, 2025.

Currently, it appears that the MCU’s new Captain America, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), would not be included in the film. Love at first sight* movie. This decision would have been taken to allow the character to be at the center of Captain America: Brave New World (Previously Captain America: New World Order), which will also not feature Bucky Barnes. It’s clear that Marvel is rethinking its hero dynamics and giving new heroes the opportunity to become audience favorites, distinct from the older, more established members of the Avengers.

Considering that Ayo Edebiri and Steven Yeun (who were previously set to play Sentry) reportedly dropped out of the project, as well as the absence of Harrison Ford’s Thunderbolt Ross/Thaddeus Ross and Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo/Helmut Zemo, it seems that the Love at first sight* The MCU release faces several casting and production challenges – on top of this seemingly new direction.

What do you think of these reports? Love at first sight* changes? Are you still excited about the film? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!