THE BLACK WIDOW AT LAST ARRIVED
After a lot of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Widow movie has finally arrived at Disney + and some theaters. This will be the first time we see her character star in her own movie, as she had always appeared only in ensemble movies.
You may remember what happened to Black Widow in Endgame. So you might be wondering exactly between which movie and which movie within the MCU Natasha Romanoff’s new adventure falls. Well, worry no more, here we have the answer, in case you want to do a marathon as it should.
REMEMBERING THE PAST OF BLACK WIDOW
Black Widow’s new solo adventure takes place exactly after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Recall that in this movie, Natasha began as Team Iron Man, who agreed with the Sokovia agreements, which sought to control the activities of The Avengers. However, during the fight at the airport in Germany, she decided to betray her team and help Steve Rogers escape.
The Black Widow movie begins immediately after the events of Civil War. With Natasha escaping from the authorities, as she is now considered a fugitive. However, her past forces her to face new enemies, such as the fearsome Taskmaster. But the good news is that she will have the help of her “family,” which includes her sister, Yelena, and Alexei Shostakov, also known as the Red Guardian, the Russian equivalent of Captain America.
So there you have your answer. The movie sits between the events of Captain America: Civil War and the events we saw in Avengers: Infinity War. If you want to get more specific with the timeline, maybe you should watch Black Widow before watching Doctor Strange and the movies that followed.
The movie has a post-credits scene that takes place in what could be said to be the ‘current era’ of the MCU. This scene gives us an indication of where the universe is going to go and seems to be the trigger for one of the series that has not yet reached Disney +. So don’t turn off the TV or get out of your seat without waiting for the credits to end.