Could the Black Widow standalone adventure suffer the curse of the nineties?
Black Widow is one of Marvel’s earliest Avengers in the MCU. She was the first female superhero to grace a spot on the Avengers team. And she was the only superheroine in the MCU until 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy which introduced Gamora who, at that time, was only the second female hero (compared to the ten major male heroes that were already in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)
Now, after six long years, the long-awaited Black Widow movie is in production and while news is scarce and far between it’s always nice to hear tidbits about the film. Now on the heels of the incredible first trailer for Captain Marvel, potential information about the upcoming Black Widow film, which is set to come out in 2020, has arrived. But it’s a bit worrying and this is why.
The newest rumors circulating the Black Widow prequel say that it will involve the infamous Y2K event. This easily sounds like something that could turn out to be very entertaining but if this is true then that means the two standalone Marvel films featuring women as the leads would be set in the 1990s’. Why is that so?
Are Marvel’s writers unable to justify keeping these heroines off the standalone movie scene for so long that they’re placing their movies all in the 90s’ as if to say that’s why they hadn’t been given their own films yet? Or is it just a lack of imagination like Star Wars’ fascination with every female lead being a brunette?
Whatever the case, this is just a rumor and has the clear potential to be untrue. Now, do I dislike the idea of Black Widow tackling the Y2K event? No, I love it. It sounds like a delightfully unique and awesome concept for a superhero flick. But I do hope that Marvel treats these heroine’s standalone films with as much creativity as the other movies in the franchise.
What do you think? Will Black Widow suffer the curse of the 90’s? Drop us a line and share your thoughts.
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Hello everyone. My name is Annlyel James. I’m a young woman who loves movies of all genres (specifically ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel movies.) I am also a Senior Correspondent for The Future of the Force.