We always knew the upcoming Black Widow solo film was going to be a prequel, we just didn’t know when it was going to be set. Well, now we just might.
According to ComicBook.com, during a panel, MCU‘s Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan revealed that the movie will be set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. However, before we start theorizing let’s make it clear that Marvel Studios has yet to confirm this.
This is an interesting development, if true, and one I’m not so sure I’m in favor of. Sure, the time period between Civil War and Infinity War is ripe for exploration, but I was hyped for an early 2000s espionage thriller set in the MCU. The original rumored synopsis was to center on “Natasha Romanoff, a spy and assassin who grew up being trained by the KGB before breaking from their grasp and becoming an agent of SHIELD and Avenger.”
There’s always the possibility the film could jump between two time periods, the early 2000s and 2016-2018 with a story spanning decades. All we know for sure is that Cate Shortland is set to direct and Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, and Rachel Weisz have all been cast.
What era of the MCU would you like to see Black Widow set in?