Over the course of the MCU, small details about Natasha Romanov’s troubled past have been revealed in dialogue but she still remains a mystery. That’s where her upcoming solo film will come in. And we have some rumored details to share about Scarlett Johannson’s first solo film.
The upcoming Black Widow film will look to shed more light on Nat’s past. That’s where today’s news comes in. According to MCU Cosmic, the Y2K situation is set to play a role in the newest Marvel solo film.
The 90s setting makes for a very young Black Widow since it was revealed that Natasha was born in 1984, and the Y2K hysteria happened during 1999. This makes her only 15 or 16 at the time of her mission, and she will likely be early in her career as a spy.
Y2K was born from a problem in the computer coding at the time where people feared all the computer systems would fail as soon as the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1999. However, the panic created was much worse than the problem itself as we transitioned into the new millennium without a hiccup.
Marvel could use this to put a bit of an MCU spin on one of the biggest mass hysterias to ever happen by using the Y2K panic to cover for a top secret mission that Black Widow had during that year, or she could be trying to stop the collapse of computer systems to save the world. Whatever the case, expect some more retro 90s MCU when Black Widow hits theaters.
Black Widow is currently in pre-production with Cate Shortland set to direct. Shortland is an award-winning short film director with her previous work taking home awards at film festivals all over the world. The film does not currently have a release date.