From Budapest to his sacrifice in ‘Avengers: Endgame’: The 4 Marvel mysteries that ‘Black Widow’ solves

The solo film about Natasha Romanoff starring Scarlett Johansson has revealed unknown aspects of the spy’s past. The film is now available on Disney + at no additional cost.

Black widow, the solo movie about Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), is now available on Disney + (at no additional cost). The story, set after the events that occurred in Captain America: Civil War, introduce new characters and elements in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also answers some questions that fans of the franchise have been asking for a decade.

What happened in Budapest? How did Natasha end up in the Red Room? How was the group formed by her created, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) y Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) previo a Avengers: Infinity War? If you want to discover the four mysteries he has solved Black widow, keep reading.

Natasha’s mother

Black widow reveals how the Avenger ended up in the Red Room being just a girl. The spy always thought that her mother had abandoned her on the street “like garbage”. This is how Natasha tells her sister Yelena belova (Florence Pugh). However, his reunion with Melina (Rachel Weisz) discovers the truth about her mother.

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Melina reveals to the Avenger that was selected by a program that evaluated genetic potential. “I think they made a deal. They paid your family.”, continues the scientist. However, Natasha’s mother never stopped looking for her and that caused her to Dreykov (Ray Winstone), the leader of the Red Room, called for her assassination.

Until Black widow, fans only knew that the spy’s father was called Ivan. This data was discovered in Avengers: Endgame, when Red Skull (Ross Marquand) introduces her upon arrival at the top of Vormir. Even Natasha didn’t know. This name makes a nod to Marvel comics. In the stories of the House of Ideas, Ivan Petrovich He is a father figure and protector of the spy.


With Black widow, one of the great mysteries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its mention in Avengers is resolved. What happened in Budapest? Until the premiere of the solo film of Natasha Romanoff, fans of the franchise only knew that the spy had been involved and Clint Barton/Hawk Eye (Jeremy Renner). Now it has been discovered that what happened there was key for the protagonist to join S.H.I.E.L.D. and that it was a very dark and dangerous task.

How Natasha Romanoff tells her sister Yelena belova, in Budapest the mission with which the spy defected to SHIELD was carried out: Kill Dreykov. To do this, the protagonist blew up a building in which, in addition, her daughter was. This connects with Natasha’s conversation with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) en Avengers. The god of deception, believing that he was emotionally destroying the spy, lists the crudest moments from his past. Black widow shows that Dreykov, after the explosion, kept his daughter alive Antonia (Olga Kurylenko) inserting a chip into her skull and turning her into Supervisor.

Returning to Budapest, Natasha also tells her sister that she had to face the Hungarian Special Forces on her mission and that neither she nor Hawkeye could leave the city in 10 days, which they had to spend in hiding. Also shown is one of the places where they took refuge: the underground ventilation ducts. In this little place they spent two days. To combat boredom they played Three in a line already Hangman.

This also gives more clues as to why the friendship between Natasha and Clint was so special. He wanted to give the spy a second chance and was with her when the Avenger carried out the mission that would change her life..

How Steve Rogers / Captain America got into The Raft

Viuda Negra is set after the events that occurred in Captain America: Civil War, but its ending connects with the last images of the film that divided the Avengers. We talk to you about when Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) go into The Raft -the jail in the middle of the sea whose objective is to retain the superheroes- to free those who fought alongside him in a confrontation for the Sokovia agreements.

Natasha Romanoff, after her solo adventure and realizing that the Avengers can still meet again, he leaves with a spectacular plane to recover his former relative. It goes without saying that she was the one who helped her friend Steve Rogers get into The Raft, but this moment is much more powerful than it seems at first glance because confirms that Natasha was always the heart of the Avengers.

What else explains this? Also how Captain America came together, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Natasha and carried out small missions before their appearance in Avengers: Infinity War.

His sacrifice in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

For lack of knowing what happened to Yelena Belova, Melina and Alexei Shotakov/Red Guardian (David Harbor) after the snap of Thanos (Josh Brolin) and if they were victims of the Titan or not, Black widow makes more sense of Natasha Romanoff’s sacrifice in Vormir. The spy plunged into the void Avengers: Endgame so that his companions could get hold of the Soul Gem and his solo tape emphasizes his death.

On the one hand, it is not only that he wants to save his friend Clint Barton from certain death, the concept of family is also present. The events of Black widow They show the spy that even though she thought she was alone, there are still people she can count on. She also realizes how important and valuable the Avengers figure is to her. This is demonstrated by the words that Natasha says in her talk with Steve Rogers: “Before I had nothing. And I got this. This job. This job. That made me a better person. And even though they are gone, I keep trying to be a better person.”.

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