'Black Widow': Marvel Studios releases official synopsis of the spy thriller, hints at return of old foes
It still remains to be seen how the film explains the origin and storyline of the Taskmaster who created quite a buzz in the newly launched trailer
Marvel Studios has been dropping more information about 'Black Widow' at a rapid pace and the latest one is the official synopsis of the first film coming up in Phase 4. While it doesn't exactly delve into details or drop a surprise bombshell about the spy thriller starring Scarlett Johansson, it does clarify one key plot point— the return of old enemies.
The official synopsis reads: "In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller 'Black Widow,' Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020."
Romanoff has always been the Avenger with a past that was heavily kept under wraps. Starting from the "blood in my ledger" and the 'Budapest' references in 2012's 'The Avengers, there's a lot about the complex character that was never explained in the MCU to date. The recently released Special Look showed the existence of new Black Widows and the Taskmaster, both of whom Romanoff has no idea about, but clearly they know about the Avenger and this may have a lot to do with her past life and secrets that she released to the public in the aftermath of events during 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
This could possibly mean, the agent had some compromising information about whoever/whatever she's worked on in the past and taking her out would be an efficient way to maintain the secret. This, of course, is pure speculation on what the plot point could possibly be. It still remains to be seen how the film explains the origin and storyline of the Taskmaster who created quite a buzz in the newly launched trailer.
'Black Widow' releases on May 1, 2020.