Black Widow is Alive in MCU:
Screen Rant has come up with an exclusive theory suggesting that Black Widow died, but the Avengers were able to bring her back. We clearly saw her die on Vormir. It is obvious that a human cannot survive a fall from such height. But SR asks what if the Avengers were able to bring her back? Let’s do a recap of what happened in Avengers: Endgame.
The Avengers came up with a time heist plan. Black Widow & Hawkeye went to Vormir in the year 2014. Nat knew that she had to take a drastic step in order to give her family a fighting chance. So, after a brief argument and a fight with Clint, she sacrificed herself and Clint got the stone as the deal was that one would have to sacrifice a soul for a soul. As the Avengers got all 6 stones, the Hulk snapped and blipped everyone back to reality. We later heard him saying that he really tried to bring Natasha back, but he failed.
This is where SR asks, that what if he did bring her back? How would the Avengers know? After all, Nat would have returned to life back in the year 2014 and she must be stranded on Vormir, possibly hanging out with Red Skull. Well, we’ve got 2 counter arguments for this. The MCU creatives have been stressing on the fact that Black Widow really died, and this was proven in an Avengers: Endgame deleted scene that took place between Bruce Banner and the Ancient One.
In this scene, the Ancient One explains what happens to the people who were snapped. She told Bruce that these snapped people were wiped out of existence. There is a difference between killing people & wiping ‘em out of existence. She explains that one of these acts is reversible, while the other isn’t. So that’s why all the snap victims were able to re-exist, and Black Widow, who died a natural death was not able to return.
Secondly, if Hulk was able to bring her back through the snap then she wouldn’t have been stranded on Vormir. She had her time heist device and one charge of Pym Particles left. She would’ve easily been able to go right back to the Avengers headquarters. Now that we’ve nullified this theory, we’ve got another one that matches the comics. The upcoming Black Widow movie could actually bring Natasha back just as she was brought back in the books.
We’re not fans of bringing Black Widow back. She died a noble death and we don’t want her sacrifice to be spoiled in any way. But if Marvel really does want to bring Natasha back and turn the Black Widow solo film into a franchise, then a clone could possibly be the answer. Cloning hasn’t made its way into the MCU yet, but if all other sci-fi wonders like time travel, nano-tech, etc. have, then cloning is not too far.
As recent as 2017, she was brought back to life by the Red Room. It was after a rogue Captain America murdered her in cold blood. The Red Room used modern cloning technology & a psychic mutant called Epsilon Red. Apparently, every one of the Red Room agents were being murdered. So, they collected DNA samples of all those agents and Epsilon Red copied their minds into a databank. Then, they restored only part of those memories into the cloned bodies. That’s because the Red Room wanted those agents to work for them again.
But when the same was being done for Natasha, Ursa Major interfered. Ursa Major, a Russian mutant who could turn into a giant bear. He somehow made a deal with Epsilon Red to restore all of Nat’s memories. Nat was back, and she cleverly manipulated the Red Room. In a short while, Natasha did what Ursa Major wanted. She burned the Red Room down. There’s actually a perfect setup for this to happen in the MCU as well. Who’s to say that parts of the Red Room won’t survive by the end of Black Widow? A post-credits scene could show us a cloning chamber with Romanoff’s name on it. Comic book fans would know what’s happening. It would set up a sequel.
Marvel recently pulled off Time Travel. There’s magic involved in the MCU. Hulk built an immortality machine. The Multiverse would come into play. Surely Cloning won’t be the craziest thing in the MCU. But this time Marvel could pull a twist. The clone of Natasha could be an enhanced brainwashed agent. That way, history could repeat itself. We could see Natasha’s dark past reoccur!
It will be on Yelena Belova, Hawkeye and others to actually remind her of the life she lived. It could be awesome! But again, doing this may undermine her death. Still, the dark twist and an evil enhanced Natasha returning to fight the likes of Hawkeye will be quite interesting to witness. So will Marvel do it? They certainly could because Ursa Major is also coming into the Marvel Cinematic Universe through Black Widow. But let’s see what happens.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.
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