David Harbour Proposes Two Ideas for a Red Guardian Solo Film Black Widow
“I’m down for more,” the actor said.
David Harbour, actor of Black Widow, has spoken out about where he wants Red Guardian’s story to go if he returns to the MCU in the future. Harbour revealed in an interview with Insider that he is “down for more” tales that would see him reprise his role as Red Guardian after making his MCU debut in Marvel’s Black Widow. He proposed two ideas for developing the character further: one was a semi-origin tale, while the other was set after Natasha’s death.
The Relationship Between Red Guardian and Black Widow (and Captain America)
Before making his mini-pitch, Harbour stated, “I have two ideas.” One of the highlights is witnessing Red Guardian in his prime. That piques my interest. Given that we never see Red Guardian in his prime, a prequel/origin narrative would be extremely intriguing. It may even solve the issue of whether he truly battled Captain America, which remains unanswered.
The other is based on this narrative
The second concept proposed by Harbour is a little more conventional: “The other is based on this narrative, and he has this lovely ending where he grabs Natasha’s hand and says, ‘I can’t even talk to you because I would screw it up.’ When Red Guardian learns that she was on the cliff with Hawkeye, and that the version of the narrative he hears is that Hawkeye pushed her over or whatever, it’s a turning point for him. He now seeks retribution against her. That, I believe, would work nicely.”
The post-credits sequence in Black Widow sets up a revenge narrative with a footage of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine approaching Yelena with a fresh task to hunt down and murder Hawkeye after framing him for Natasha’s death. Yelena sets Hawkeye as her next target thanks to Contessa, oblivious to the fact that Natasha deliberately sacrificed herself.
Florence Pugh’s return as Yelena Belova
The post-credits scene sets the tone for the new Disney+ Hawkeye series. Florence Pugh’s return as Yelena Belova was already revealed, and now we have a clearer sense of how the character fits into the series. Although it doesn’t look like Harbour’s Red Guardian will arrive, it sounds like they would have formed an excellent squad.
Launch in late 2021 on Disney +
Hawkeye does not yet have a release date, but it is scheduled to launch in late 2021 on Disney+. Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez will feature with Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfield as Kate Bishop in the next series.
Marvel`s Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson reprises her popular role as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), with David Harbour (The Red Guardian), Florence Pugh (Yelena), O-T Fagbenle (Mason), and Rachel Weisz (Melina) rounding out the cast.
Genre: Superhero, Action, Adventure, and Thriller are some of the genres included in this film.
Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios are the producers.