Black Widow majorly revolved around Natasha Romanoff’s story and her distant family. She met 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. The latter is the mastermind behind it all and the reason for Nat’s trauma. However, along with this comes another villain called the Taskmaster. The killing machine could replicate combat techniques on sight, allowing it to imitate the finest moves of Cap, Black Panther, etc. However, it was later revealed that the Taskmaster is in fact Antonia, Dreykov’s daughter. Reminds you of someone? Yes, I’m talking about Ghost from Ant-Man 2. So let’s talk about what Black Widow has in common with Ant-Man and the Wasp.
What Black Widow Has In Common With Ant-Man and the Wasp
When we speak of storylines, the movies have nothing in common. But if Black Widow is responsible for repeated content, then Ant-Man and the Wasp from Marvel’s Phase 3 is to blame for it. Both the movies had a father who let it rain all over their daughter and turning them evil. Ghost was the primary villain in Ant-Man 2. Her father was a colleague of Hank Pym’s who tried stealing Quantum Realm research. But he ended up turning his daughter into a transient being who can pass through objects and turn invisible.
Similarly, Dreykov’s daughter Antonia was a result of her father’s desire. She was believed to be collateral damage during the Budapest mission carried out by Natasha and Hawkeye. But she was pieced back together by her father and became a lethal killing machine. However, Dreykov was responsible for the years of horrors and human trafficking of young girls. Ghost, on the other hand, blamed Hank Pym.
But it looks like Marvel is running out of good ideas for female villains. It’s about time that we get a strong villain with no maternal or paternal influence. Even Agatha Harkness from WandaVision had a maternal beef going on where she eventually killed her own mother and took her powers too. It doesn’t seem like the worst-dad-of-the-year strategy would go on for too long. This is how Black Widow and Ant-Man and the Wasp were similar.