So when the Black Widow wears white, it’s not a banal occurrence… and no one knows it better than the Winter Soldier.
Highlights! Black Widow’s White Suit Foreshadows Brewing Love Between Winter Soldier And Natasha Romanoff
- Custom Codes – The White Suit features
- Origins of Black Widow’s white suit
- MCU’s most unexpected love interest
The Black Widow movie is delayed due to the pandemic Coronavirus. Initially, Marvel was adamant to release the movie on schedule but given CDC’s warning and people going into self-isolation amid the COVID-19 fear, the studio finally delayed the release.
That also means Marvel fans have all the more time in the world to breakdown and theorize about their favourite movies. Recently, the Empire Magazine gave the fans an exclusive look at Natasha Romanoff’s white suit on their cover. The final trailer of the now indefinitely postponed Black Widow movie dropped a couple of days back featuring the suit again in passing.
It’s been over 10 years that we are watching the Black Widow in the same black costume with a tweak here and there. However, this is the first time we’d see a new suit. And that means it foreshadows an event we haven’t anticipated yet.
Black Widow’s White Suit Features
Natasha Romanoff first wore the white suit in the Black Widow: Deadly Origin comic book. The comic’s release coincided with Scarlett Johansson’s debut in the MCU with Iron Man 2. But the suit is in no way a ‘classic suit’ like the black one.
Black Widow’s black suit isn’t a namesake nor a conscious fashion choice. Or even a lack of it. The purpose of the black suit is the ‘functionality’ it brings to her super-spy work. The suit enables Natasha to blend in with any surroundings and get into stealth mode easily.
The purpose of the white suit seems similar – to blend into the white snow. Looking at the suit, its features are similar to the classic black outfit and also includes a belt holding miniature explosives, tear gas pellets, a grappling hook and a taser attached to her wrists. The trailer shows her signature batons strapped to a device on her back which were missing during the D23 reveal.
Origins of the White Suit
In the Origin story, haunted by the skeletons in her closet, Black Widow is stuck in a conspiracy and is on a mission to kill people she had ever cared about – Hawkeye, Hercules, Daredevil and more. She also meets various characters viz Bucky Barnes, Yelena Belova, and Red Guardian. Her adventures in the comics take her from Russia to outer space which calls for the need of the white suit.
The Black Widow movie is set in 2014 post the Captain America: Civil War. So, similar to the comics, we are going to witness Natasha on a run but for different reasons. We have seen her ‘Russian family’ consisting of Red Guardian (David Harbour), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz).
Expect the Most Unexpected Love Interest
Given Marvel Studios’ track record, any new suit foreshadows an upcoming event or character and given the plot points to the next character that could make a surprise entry is Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes.
The timing of the movie is perfect given the movie is based after the Civil War. So maybe Natasha can briefly or in a flashback help Bucky recover from HYDRA induced mindless assassin form.
We have seen Natasha doing something similar for Hulk, Captain America, and Hawkeye in the past. And given that Marvel Studios have shown her flirting amply with Steve Rogers and Bruce Banner in the past– we can assume that Bucky and Natasha can have a romantic plotline going on.
In the comic ‘Fear Itself’, Black Widow and Winter Soldier have shared an intense relationship. In the MCU, they share a camaraderie that we have seen in passing. But a ‘blast from the past’ love interest kind of ‘Black Widow wearing a White Suit’ plotline featuring the Winter Soldier would leave fans ecstatic.