'Black Widow' the movie: The secret behind Natasha Romanoff's white suit in MCU Phase 4's new flick
The white suit is also a throwback to the comic, 'Black Widow: Deadly Origin' where she donned the outfit on missions in the USSR
Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff was one of the superheroes who sacrificed herself for the greater good in 'Avengers: Endgame'. However, with 'Black Widow' coming up in 2020, we'll finally see Romanoff get her own standalone film that also explains her past. Marvel's announcement of the project came as a heartening piece of news for fans who will get to see their favorite character suit up on screen one last time—even if the events that happened were way before 'Endgame'.
Speaking of suits, every Avenger has a trademark outfit and as the name suggests, Black Widow has a full-fledged black suit that she's worn in all her MCU appearances. In her solo movie, we'll, however, see Romanoff don a white suit, which was revealed at the D23 Expo 2019. There's every reason why Marvel may have introduced this suit as a major chunk of the movie may involve Russia and snow-clad regions. The footage screened during the expo saw Romanoff battle the Taskmaster in the white suit and the location was a snow-covered environment. It does make sense to bring it in as it suggests that the super spy was trying to camouflage herself in order to spring a sudden attack on the criminal. The black suit would pretty much stick out like a sore thumb in all that snow. At this moment, it's not clear if that will be her primary battle suit in the movie, a quick look at it suggests that her S.H.I.E.L.D. suit retained most of the elements that would have originally come in from the white version.
For starters, the suit is pretty much the same as the black one except there isn't any section for holding her batons that she uses in 'Iron Man 2' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. The wrist gauntlets have tasers attached to them while her belt hosts the mini-explosives, grappling hook and tear pellets. The white suit is also a throwback to the comic, 'Black Widow: Deadly Origin' where she donned the outfit on missions in the USSR. She was also wearing the same outfit during her earlier interactions with the Red Guardian and the Winter Soldier. Perhaps, this could also be the same time when she first ran into Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier.
In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', Romanoff told Steve Rogers aka Cap of one encounter with Bucky, whom she described as a "ghost." She recounted a mission in 2009 in which she was escorting a nuclear engineer out of Iran, and failed because of the Winter Soldier, who shot a bullet straight through her. Maybe this event too sees her wearing the white suit, meaning it probably wasn't bulletproof as the slug supposedly pierced through.
For now, it seems like the white suit may be an integral component of the movie. Guess we'll find out more when 'Black Widow' debuts on May 1, 2020