Black Widow is the first prequel in the long-running Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films. But why has Marvel chosen to release it now? A new fan theory suggests that Black Widow will add emotional context to the events of Avengers: Endgame.
In Endgame, Natasha Romanoff, played by Scarlett Johansson, dies after sacrificing herself to retrieve the Soul Stone. In doing so, she helps bring back the billions of people killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Natasha's sacrifice could have added new meaning if it is revealed that her 'family' was also killed because of the snap.
Black Widow, directed by Cate Shortland, was slated for release in April, but was pushed back because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A new release date hasn't been announced.