It is starting to look like the Black Widow solo movie might helping to set up more than just the next version of Black Widow with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova taking over the mantle.
JustJared has posted photos of William Hurt spotted on the set of what might be additional photography for Black Widow yesterday in Georgia.
The film’s working title of Blue Bayou can be seen on trucks/trailers in the photos.
Hurt played Thunderbolt Ross in The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: Civil War.
Actor William Hurt was spotted on the set of Marvel's "Black Widow" movie and there's a theory about what he is filming! https://t.co/7MS69sd4Sr
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) October 1, 2019
Black Widow takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and Ross is tasked by world governments to arrest Team Cap and jailing them on The Raft, a super-prison.
That could be the simplest reason why he’s in the movie.
There is also a theory that Thunderbolts introduction theory for Black Widow isn’t terribly off-base either, as Daniel Bruhl’s Zemo (leader of the Thunderbolts) will be making a return in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, along with online rumblings that the studio is considering giving the team of villains their own series/movie.
William Hurt, aka Thunderbolt Ross, is currently on the set of what I believe to be additional photography for 'BLACK WIDOW.' ScarJo is not believed to be there. Could Ross be visiting with Yelena in a post credit scene setting up a 'THUNDERBOLTS' project? That I cannot confirm. pic.twitter.com/bNS3RpWvJN
— Charles Murphy (@_CharlesMurphy) October 1, 2019
Don't worry, Marvel still has big plans for Zemo, Ghost, Justin Hammer, General Ross, and the Abomimation. The Leader is being discussed to return as the main villain of Thunderbolts, which is being planned as a trilogy. #marvelstudios #mcu #thunderbolts #baronzemo #avengers4
— Roger Wardell (@RogerWardell) December 5, 2018
Having the team named after and put together by Thunderbolt Ross has been something we’ve been talking about for a while now. The reason behind that is that Thunderbolt Ross’ Red-Hulk is a member of one of the team’s incarnations.
There is also a slight chance that Ross showing up could be more of a link to the upcoming She-Hulk series on Disney+ as well.
Cate Shortland directed the movie with a supporting cast that includes Rachel Weisz as Melina aka Iron Maiden, David Harbour as Red Guardian, O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason, and Ray Winstone.
Anthony Masters aka Taskmaster, who is a confirmed villain in the movie could easily be part of the Thunderbolts lineup. I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if Taskmaster is hunting down Natasha on behalf of Ross.
Black Widow will kick-off Marvel’s Phase 4 when it releases on May 1st, 2020.
SOURCE: JUST JARED