Natasha’s decision to reunite with the Avengers in Black Widow subtly explains the end of Cap and Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War.
Natasha Romanoff’s (Scarlett Johansson) decision at the end of Black Widow subtly explains Captain America and Iron Man’s Captain America: Civil War end. Joe and Antony Russo’s 2016 film set the stage for the climax of the Infinity Saga by smashing the Avengers. Marvel Studios revisits this tumultuous time via Black Widow offered new context to the film, especially when it came to how things ended between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
The main premise of Captain America: Civil War revolves around the MCU’s introduction of the Sokovia Accords. Mandated by the United Nations, it aims to regulate the activities of all “improved” individuals; it’s basically the MCU version of the Comic Book Superhero Registration Act. Captain America refuses to sign him because he believes it is important that the Avengers maintain their own autonomy. Meanwhile, Iron Man strongly agrees, explaining that without supervision, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have the potential to be no better than the villains. Their conflict forces the remaining Avengers to choose sides, resulting in the titular Civil War. By the end of the movie, things get a lot more personal, as Tony finds out that Steve deliberately lied about Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) killing his parents.
The heroes couldn’t find common ground, which ultimately resulted in the Avengers’ temporary breakup. For two years, the team spent their time apart, until the arrival of Thanos (Josh Brolin) forced several factions of heroes to return to action in Avengers: Infinity War. Prior to that, Tony receives a package from Steve that includes a letter of apology and a pre-registered phone for emergency communications. Considering their brutal fight in Siberia, it was somewhat surprising that Cap took the time to reach out like he did. However, as revealed Black Widow, Natasha makes the decision to return to the United States to reconstitute her “other family” instead of joining Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) to free the other Black Widows. It’s not impossible that it was Black Widow herself who convinced Steve to send the message to her former rival.
Despite this, Tony and Steve remained separated for the next two years, and even during Thanos’ initial attack in Avengers: Infinity War the two heroes fought on different fronts. It wasn’t until Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) saved Iron Man from death in space in Avengers: Endgame that the two have come together on Earth. Even so, it makes sense that Black Widow was the one who convinced Steve to reach out first. It is not known if Nat was aware of Bucky’s involvement in the Starks’ death, although given her association with SHIELD and her closeness to Steve, it is possible that she found out at some point. given. Either way, she’d spent enough time with Tony to know that he would never make contact.
On top of that, she might also have felt a little guilty about abandoning Tony following Rhodey’s (Don Cheadle) accident. So, she tried to work out her own feelings and all the mess, in general, by urging Captain America to take the next step towards reconciliation. While Nat was generally stoic and indifferent, it’s safe to say that the Avengers’ breakup in Captain America: Civil War touched her deeply. His experience in the Black Widow autonomous the movie only motivated her further to reunite the Avengers, although ultimately she wasn’t directly responsible for putting Captain America and Iron Man back in place.
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