When the group splits in Captain America: Civil War, Natasha initially sides with Tony Stark/Iron Man, even though it pits her against Barton and Steve Rogers. The spinoff follows Natasha back to her spy roots, trading her Avengers family with her Russian family of sorts - played by "Midsommar" breakout Florence Pugh, "Stranger Things" star David Harbour and Oscar victor Rachel Weisz - for a mysterious quest.
We'll get answers aplenty when Black Widow hits United Kingdom cinemas on 1 May 2020. The reason to stick with Black Widow is less about Natasha, and more about Yelena.
Stop reading right now if you haven't watched Avengers: Endgame because I'm about to drop a major spoiler. Black Widow also stars O-T Fagbenle, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Ray Winstone, and Olivier Richters. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's film titled Black Widow will also have Stranger Things actor David Harbour in key role. Harbour steals the show a little here, playing Red Guardian, a kind of Russian Captain America equivalent.
Marvel Studios has mastered serialized storytelling over the last decade of moviemaking, so it should be no surprise that Cate Shortland and Kevin Feige would be doing the same for Black Widow. She's really grappling with her own self ... "In that moment, you actually have to face yourself".
In that film, during the intensity of the battle of New York, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow - firing off gun shots - casually says to Hawkeye: "Just like Budapest, all over again".
All will be revealed when Black Widow arrives in theaters on May 1st, 2020. And, with Phase 4 being one of the most anticipated and most unique takes on the MCU, combining films with the Disney+ Streaming series, fans have been dying to see what is to come.