'Black Widow': The red hourglass-shaped logo in the MCU Phase 4 movie title explained

With enough theories floating around, here's our thought on the hourglass logo that's a distinct feature of Black Widow

                            'Black Widow': The red hourglass-shaped logo in the MCU Phase 4 movie title explained
A still from the 'Black Widow' trailer (Marvel)

'Black Widow' is still a couple of months away, however, that hasn't stopped fans from discussing various theories about the flick.

The first film of MCU's Phase 4 has shown Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in her most badass avatar ever and ahead of the release, every bit of detail coming in from the poster, trailer, and the teaser has been broken down by fans, and of particular interest is the hourglass logo that is part of the film title.

The Black Widow is essentially a spider found in parts of North America, South America, and southern Europe. They are also found in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It's most distinct feature is the red hourglass-shaped logo on its abdomen, while the rest of the body is completely black.

The male is seldom seen because it is often killed and eaten by the female after mating (hence the spider’s name). It is currently No. 5 on the list of most dangerous spiders in the world. 

The bite may feel like nothing more than a quick jab from a needle, but what follows is a comprehensive list of symptoms: Severe muscle pain and cramping, nausea, and mild paralysis of the diaphragm, which makes breathing difficult.

As far as the look of the spider goes, they come across as pretty slender, lighter and shiny. It isn't hard to notice these attributes when we compare it to the character. A closer look at the Black Widow poster reveals the design is heavily borrowed from the color scheme of the deadly arachnid. 

The hourglass logo is a distinct feature found in the Black Widow spider (Marvel)

And the lethal undercover agent encompasses almost every quality of the spider starting off with being seductive. There are ample references for this in the MCU when she is first introduced in 'Iron Man 2' as Natalie Rushman — Pepper's (Gwyneth Paltrow) assistant after she takes over Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr) company.

The second instance being the time she was being interrogated by the Russians just before the events of 'the Avengers'. The skillset was on a new level altogether as she manages to hold on her own against Thanos' children in 'Avengers: Infinity War', who were far more superior owing to their weaponry. Quite simply put, the Red Room is heavily responsible for giving Romanoff these skills as she uses it to the max in each of her missions. 

It's pretty clear the Black Widow's history borrows from the deadly spider species. While much of Romanoff's history was kept under wraps in all her MCU appearances, 'Black Widow' might just shed more light on her past and give the world the unknown facts about Natasha Romanoff.

'Black Widow' releases May 1, 2020.

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