Black Widow continues to provide credibility to Natasha Romanoff as a solo character. The movie has focused on Nat reuniting with her Russian family of Red Guardian, Melina Vostokoff, and Yelena Belova. Together, they tackle their biggest demon, that is the Red Room and General Dreykov. But apart from that, the movie brings back General Ross who is after Nat. As told before, the movie is based between the time of Civil War and Infinity War. So Ross is after all the heroes for breaking the Sokovian Accords, and Nat is one of them. Fast forward to the climax, Ross and his convoy finally traces Nat’s location and come to take her. But she is not seen with him at all. But now, the Black Widow director has explained how Natasha escaped in the end.
Black Widow Director Explains How Natasha Escaped In The End
Nat is finally able to take down the Red Room with her newly found family – Red Guardian, Melina Vostokoff, and Yelena Belova. After all the drama, Secretary Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) finally shows up. Once the Widows and Taskmaster were freed, Nat decided to buy some time for his family to escape. Even at this moment, she is on the run because of the situation with the Sokovia Accords from Civil War. So obviously, Ross is in every mood to arrest Nat.
But that isn’t the case. The movie cuts off before Ross gets there and jumps ahead two weeks. Here, we see a blonde Natasha ready to go and save the Avengers family. Even in the beginning, Nat is shown on a call with Ross where he’s basically telling her to give up. So at that point, it looks like Ross and Natasha will share the screen. But according to Shortland, Black Widow‘s end isn’t a plot hole.
While talking to The Wrap, she explained:
“That was intentional because we wanted to leave the question of how she would get away, rather than allow the audience to get exhausted by another fight. We wanted to leave you guys on a high with the question of how did she use her ingenuity? Because she did. And it was probably, I would say, she bargained her way out of that situation. But I don’t know.”
Natasha Romanoff is a highly skilled spy. So her escape from such a heated situation as the end of Black Widow is no surprise. Moreover, it seems like the post-credit scene held more weightage, somehow covering this empty space. The ending finally called in Valentina as she hired Yelena to kill Hawkeye, hence setting up the events of the Disney+ series.
Black Widow is currently in theatres and on Disney+ with premium access.