'Black Widow': Did Thanos kill Natasha Romanoff's family with the snap in 'Avengers: Infinity War'?
Because if he did, then it adds more depth to Romanoff's sacrifice in 'Avengers: Endgame'
It's 80 more days before the world knows the story of Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff. With 'Black Widow' set to explore the past of the super spy who met a tragic end in 'Avengers: Endgame', there have been enough theories all over the web about what the upcoming MCU blockbuster's plotline would be. As far as deconstructing 'Avengers: Endgame' goes, there are still theories around why it was Romanoff who made the supreme sacrifice giving Clint Barton/ Hawkeye/Ronin a chance to be reunited with his family.
Post the events of 'Avengers: Infinity War', the world had lost half its population because of Thanos' snap and speculations are rife that Romanoff's family was a victim of the snap as well.
From what we have seen in the trailers and teasers of 'Black Widow' so far, Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and Alexi Shostakov/The Red Guardian are the closest Romanoff has got to a family apart from the Avengers.
Rewind back to that scene in 'Endgame' when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) tries to get Romanoff away from all of the devastation that had engulfed the planet. She, however, declines with a cryptic statement: "I used to have nothing. And then I got this. This job. This family." Now, at that moment, it did feel like she was talking about the Avengers who were victims of the snap. However, with her family showing up in 'Black Widow', there is a new development altogether giving that line a lot more meaning.
With the movie's events taking place after 'Captain America: Civil War' and leading into 'Avengers: Infinity War', we might just see the snap killing her family at some point after she joins Rogers and Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie). While the snap was random, a few Avengers, Clint and Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) lost their families but did get to see them after the epic showdown against Thanos. This also partly explains the reason behind Romanoff sacrificing herself.
While giving Clint a chance to be with his family, it was possible that Romanoff also hoped that her family would return, even if it meant she would have to be the one dying. Again, this lends much depth to the mysterious character.
At the moment, most of this is pure speculation. While we don't really know how it would pan out for Romanoff, there will be ample theories floating around. Guess we will know what exactly happens when 'Black Widow' hits theaters May 1, 2020.