AVENGERS: SECRET WARS - Rumored Details On Wolverine Plans; Will Scarlett Johansson Return As Black Widow?

AVENGERS: SECRET WARS - Rumored Details On Wolverine Plans; Will Scarlett Johansson Return As Black Widow?

New details about Hugh Jackman's possible return in Avengers: Secret Wars have been revealed, while we also have news on whether Scarlett Johansson will suit up as Black Widow (and when). Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Jun 24, 2024 10:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Avengers: Secret Wars

There's a lot of intrigue surrounding the next Avengers movies, particularly as the first - which is rumoured to be directed by Deadpool & Wolverine helmer Shawn Levy - is no longer titled The Kang Dynasty

Some have claimed Avengers: Secret Wars will become a two-parter, though it remains unclear whether that's in addition to the movie now dubbed Avengers 5. Clarification could be heading our way at Comic-Con or D23 over the next couple of months, but in the meantime, we have an update from scooper @MyTimeToShineH

Apparently, Scarlet Johansson has agreed to return as the MCU's Black Widow...just not in Avengers 5. Instead, we'll see her alongside Chris Evans' Captain America in Avengers: Secret Wars

In related news, the scooper has also reiterated previous claims that Hugh Jackman has told Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige that he'd be willing to suit up as Wolverine in Avengers: Secret Wars, providing Robert Downey Jr. and Tobey Maguire join him as Iron Man and Spider-Man.

We'd be shocked if that doesn't happen and it seems likely Secret Wars will be the movie where we bid a final farewell to many characters. Below, you'll find some fan art which offers an idea of what it will look like if and when Wolverine and Spidey share the screen.

"I am sad, of course," Johansson previously said of her time as Black Widow ending. "I absolutely loved every filming experience I had, working 10 years with Marvel and with that amazing cast, and I love the character Natasha."

"I have a lot of empathy for her, and it was amazing to build that character over such a long period of time. I also feel really good about her story coming to a close. I think she has a lot of dignity in her legacy."

Asked whether the Multiverse could open the door to a surprise return as Natasha Romanoff, the actress replied, "Like a loophole? I feel like that’s kind of the end, right? Like can you come back? Could it be a vampire version of the character? Cause I’m here for that, like a zombie version, maybe."

"It would be a real Marvel miracle," she added. "It would be a marvel, but who knows? I’m not sure..."

Avengers 5 is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 1, 2026, with Avengers: Secret Wars to follow on May 7, 2027.

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Origame - 6/24/2024, 10:31 AM
Stop trying to bring dead characters back.
Ryguy88 - 6/24/2024, 11:01 AM
@Origame - they're desperate. But, I stil want see all of the best Fox, Sony and Disney characters together in a massive 2 part movie.
lazlodaytona - 6/24/2024, 11:32 AM
@Origame -
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bobevanz - 6/24/2024, 10:37 AM
This scooper rumoredly reportedly seemingly confirmed, supposedly
TheFinestSmack - 6/24/2024, 11:33 AM
@bobevanz - Hey show some respect! This is MyTimeToCrapWassup we're talking about!
DarthAlgar - 6/24/2024, 10:39 AM
The word "rumor" has lost all meaning on here.
lazlodaytona - 6/24/2024, 11:33 AM
@DarthAlgar - what's it supposed to mean?
bkmeijer1 - 6/24/2024, 11:33 AM
@DarthAlgar - yeah. Most of these rumours and scoops feel like guesses. Doesn't take inside info for know these things are very likely to happen
jerryblake - 6/24/2024, 10:44 AM
Maybe if they go with different version of the character. Not that one that died. Although i could see her being somehow stuck in endless loop (like in first Dr Strange movie) Having a Groundhod Day. Sacrificing herself over and over again so they can defeat Thanos. And then one day Steve Rogers or maybe even Strange himself comes to break the spell and set her free.
bkmeijer1 - 6/24/2024, 11:30 AM
@jerryblake - I think it's just gonna be the original Avengers team from another universe. No need (or time) to overcomplicate it
ObserverIO - 6/24/2024, 10:46 AM
It makes a lot more sense to bring them back in Secret Wars rather than in Avengers 5. Anyone from the destroyed multiverse can return as a Battleworld variant.
TheVisionary25 - 6/24/2024, 10:47 AM
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Secret Wars is gonna be even bigger than EG (god help the crew lol) so expect actors returning from the past to play variants such as Evans & ScarJo.

Also I think it was already expected that Jackman would be back but it’s still gonna be crazy to see him with the likes of Tobey’s Peter on screen.
Spoken - 6/24/2024, 10:48 AM
It's not even a rumor. Anybody who pays attention to these movies can kind of see where they are going with this.

You don't need to be a "scooper" to figure out the obvious that Disney WILL attempt to bring in Hugh, RDJ & Tobey for Secret Wars.
MotherGooseUPus - 6/24/2024, 10:49 AM
i remember when i used to be surprised going to movies... i miss those days. And yes, i know i dont need to click on every article and most with the "spoiler" title i dont click on.... but the last 3/4yrs its really just getting out of control
UniqNo - 6/24/2024, 11:03 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - Test yourself with an internet diet! it's alot harder than a regular diet. lol.
Evansly - 6/24/2024, 11:09 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - We need a rumor tag or require all rumor articles go have Rumor: at the front
MotherGooseUPus - 6/24/2024, 11:20 AM
@Evansly - i would really like that actually. then i would prob click on 1 of every 15 articles on this site, haha

@UniqNo - Lol. i don't click on many articles anymore tbh... but i did go "dark" on the internet for a week during my honeymoon, does that count? lol
UniqNo - 6/24/2024, 11:22 AM
@MotherGooseUPus - Man any little bit helps and you actually feel lighter for it!

tried it for NY in 2023, deleted all social media platforms! it was nice to actually come back after 6 months, but i'm overly hooked again. Thinking to start a cleans again from today. 1 month to deadpool. to surpise myself...i'm still here though so obviously im failing already.
Fogs - 6/24/2024, 10:52 AM
All variants. Expect some different hair colors
UniqNo - 6/24/2024, 11:01 AM
that will be awkward if Deadpool's involved. lol. Well i guess Ryan can just do voiceover.
DravenCorvis - 6/24/2024, 11:08 AM
I'm curious where that line is between rumours and general speculation/assumptions.

I mean, since Hugh was announced for DP+W, I've been assuming he'd be in at least one of the upcoming Avengers.

I doubt DP+W is his swansong.

Same with Tobey and Andrew, I've been assuming we'll see them again.
bkmeijer1 - 6/24/2024, 11:32 AM
@DravenCorvis - same. I'm kinda even assuming that every non-MCU character at this point is gonna appear in Secret Wars. Regardless if they already returned or not
TheFinestSmack - 6/24/2024, 11:36 AM
@DravenCorvis - The difference between rumor and speculation is usually a Patreon page lol.
DravenCorvis - 6/24/2024, 11:37 AM
@TheFinestSmack - 😂
YouFlopped - 6/24/2024, 11:17 AM
“We'd be shocked if that doesn't happen“ lmao 🤣
SuperCat - 6/24/2024, 11:29 AM
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LukeCage2155 - 6/24/2024, 12:35 PM
@SuperCat - Nice.
SuperCat - 6/24/2024, 11:31 AM
Marvel be like...

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TheFinestSmack - 6/24/2024, 11:34 AM
Rumors and scoops mean nothing to me unless there have also been RUMBLINGS.
LSHF - 6/24/2024, 1:12 PM
@TheFinestSmack - Well, you know the saying;

"A rumbleless rumor is only worth a scoop of poop."
bkmeijer1 - 6/24/2024, 11:35 AM
Having the original six Avengers side-by-side and Jackman, Maguire and RDJ side-by-side are opportunities Marvel Studios isn't gonna pass on with Secret Wars. Pretty much the only chance left to do so.

Also, I think it's pretty funny if the only moment we're gonna see (variants of) the original six together is if they're eating shawarma somewhere.
mountainman - 6/24/2024, 11:35 AM
Secret Wars is a movie that i’m willing to accept all the variants that they want to include. I just really hope that after that movie we can just have a singular timeline and no more multiverse/varjands/ or time travel.
lazlodaytona - 6/24/2024, 11:43 AM
I'm sorry. Outside of Deadpool and Wolverine, the MCU has become over convoluted and has become a been there done-that feeling.

I hope the titan that is the Marvel Universe figures out a way to return to form. Starting with individuals in movies and TV series.
NathanielX - 6/24/2024, 12:21 PM
@lazlodaytona - instead of spreading everyone across movies and D+, should have just made split the teams like this.
Cap Marvel2 : Anhilation(Thor,Valkirie,Carol, GOT,Ethernals)
New Avengers:Antman,Wasp,She Hulk, Falcón, Sang Chi.
Doctor Strange Iluminati: Stephen, Wanda, Namor, Blackbolt, Hulk, Xavier, Suri.

New Avengers: Wasp
lazlodaytona - 6/25/2024, 6:22 AM
@NathanielX - That sounds like a great plan
dagenspear - 6/24/2024, 5:29 PM
Still prefer a well constructed, to me, prequel series showing her turning against the red room.
NinnesMBC - 6/25/2024, 1:33 AM
I'm sure they'll be back. It's part of the attraction to this film.

I'm more interested about who will be the director. Have heard/read only 1 name so far. It's...intriguing and there is potential. But it would also cause a massive shietstorm.(Especially for our folks at DC films which is why I wanna see it happen just for that)

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