Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says that the upcoming Black Widow film will change the way viewers see the character's story in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
"It was about four years ago as we were working on Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, we knew that we wanted to bring her story to a conclusion in the most heroic way possible in Endgame, but also that we wanted to explore a part of her life that we hadn't seen before," Feige told IGN. "It occurred to us that we had seen her adventures in the Avengers movies, but a lot of stuff happened in between those movies that we never saw, we didn't hear about, we didn't learn about."
"We had this thought of exploring a little bit of her past that we hadn't seen before and how that impacts the adventure she had between Civil War and Infinity War," Feige explained. "And in fact, there are things that she does in Infinity War and Endgame that you'll see in a new light once you see the Black Widow."
The plot of Black Widow sends Natasha Romanoff back to Russia to confront her past in the Red Room, and reunite with the people she considered her family. The film takes place at least in part between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
Typically for Marvel Studios, the recently released Black Widow trailer may contain elements of misdirection that hint at much larger ramifications for the film than a simple flashback.
Black Widow is due out in theaters May 1, 2020.