The first film has not yet been released and in the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe they already have plans for Black Widow 2.
Ever since Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff ( Scarlett Johansson ) debuted in the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe in the 2010 film Iron Man 2, fans have asked for a solo installment for this Russian spy who ended up working for SHIELD and later was part of The Avengers. The funny thing is that after 10 years of waiting, it seems that it can be delayed even more. It could even go straight to the Disney + streaming platform without going through cinemas. But while they decide what to do with this movie, the first plans for Black Widow 2 already exist.
Marvel Studios wants to make the movie Black Widow 2 but it will have a fundamental change since it will not star Scarlett Johansson. Instead, they will tell the adventures of Yelena Belova played by Florence Pugh. Therefore, the first installment will serve as the presentation of this character and also a way of transmitting the legacy. Something that has been rumored since 2019.
This is how Scarlett Johansson’s passage through Marvel Studios will end.
The Black Widow movie will be set between Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). By this time Natasha Romanoff is a bit at a loss due to the team of Earth’s heroes being broken and even some of her best friends are outlaws. After this story, the character will live the war of infinity and its tragic end. Therefore, the movie Black Widow 2 will be set after Avengers: Endgame (2019), when Natasha Romanoff is already dead and that is why it makes so much sense that Yelena Belova played by Florence Pugh be your relief.
Hopefully, we’ll have more details about Black Widow 2 soon and that Yelena Belova’s character is shocking enough that fans want her to star in their own stories. Although replacing Natasha Romanoff with Scarlett Johansson will be a very difficult task, because she is one of the most beloved characters in Marvel Studios.