- A leaker claiming knowledge of Marvel’s MCU Phase 4 plans says Black Widow will soon be heading to Disney+ streaming, even though the official plan is for the film to launch in theaters on May 7th, 2021.
- Black Widow was delayed twice during the coronavirus pandemic, fueling speculation that
Disneyand Marvel might make it available on Disney+ if a theatrical launch isn’t possible.
- The leaker also offered some supposed details surrounding Black Widow’s plot and credits scenes, echoing some of last year’s leaks.
Black Widow was supposed to launch in early May last year, but then the novel coronavirus pandemic upended everyday life. Going to the theater was no longer possible.
As November approached, it was clear that Black Widow would not get a proper release in cinemas. Coronavirus cases continued to soar, prompting speculation that
The COVID-19 surge is worse than ever in the US and Europe, and there’s no clear end in sight. Vaccines have started rolling out, but there’s no telling when theaters will actually open. With that in mind, a leaker is now claiming that Black Widow will head straight to streaming rather than getting a regular theatrical debut.
Before we go any further, we should warn you that some spoilers might follow below.
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A leaker who claims to have inside information about all of Marvel’s plans for Phase 4 posted on 4chan information about Black Widow, including plot and credits scene details.
The person said that Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) will appear throughout the film, including a credits scene where he’ll recruit a detained Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Nat’s “sister,” to a new government task force called the Thunderbolts. Again, Black Widow is a prequel that takes place chronologically between Civil War and Infinity War.
The leaker also said that Task Master (O-T Fagbenle) isn’t a top-tier MCU villain but that he’s “the most bad-ass.” The villain has different fighting styles, weapons, and iconic moves that we’ve seen before from Captain America, Bucky, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Spider-Man.
Red Guardian (David Harbour) is apparently in the movie for comedic relief, the leaker claims, but he’s a “formidable opponent.”
The supposed full Black Widow plot and its key post-credits scenes leaked in the months that preceded the original May 2020 release. It’s worth noting that some of the leaker’s claims do match those plot leaks. That’s not enough to confirm anything though, as we’ll have to wait for the film to see if the plot leaks were right. The leaker also claims to have already seen the film:
For me it’s not a top tier MCU movie but it wasn’t far off. 8.8/10. They took some parts from Mission Impossible and [Captain America: The Winter Soldier], put some great heart into it and it was just really great. Fun to see the spy genre in the MCU again.
The 4chan leak does give us an exciting detail about Black Widow. We’re going to supposedly know why Budapest is different for Clint and Nat, a line that often came up in the banter between the two friends.
The most important thing in this leak is the claim that Black Widow will go to streaming. Marvel said at Disney’s Investor Day about a month ago that the film will premiere in May, but execs apparently expect the film to go to Disney+. Marvel will likely announce this decision well in advance of the launch, so people are prepared. Murphy’s Multiverse, a source of previous MCU scoops, also speculates that the film will head to streaming, considering the ongoing health crisis.
If Black Widow does launch on streaming and in theaters on the same day, Marvel will match what Warner Bros. did with the DCEU. Wonder Woman: 1984 premiered on
The same leaker said in separate remarks that dead Avengers would return to the MCU soon, Avengers 5 has a release date, Black Panther will be a complete surprise, and shared the purported Spider-Man 3 title.