Part of the joy of the MCU is the ability of characters to cross-pollinate — Thor joining the Guardians of the Galaxy at the denouement of Endgame is the perfect example. Loading comments… Trouble loading? This would also be deeply depressing. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. If Black Widow really does stay dead, then Marvel appears to have made something of a rod for its own back. This is what it took to defeat Thanos and restore half the universe to life — and, as fans, we just about buy the death of Tony Stark because it was never going to be easy.
Dayana. Age: 27.
Trying anything cheeky, such as the resurrection of characters not destroyed by Thanos, risks total disaster.
Alisson. Age: 26.
Marvel must work a miracle with Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow
But would that necessarily restore the reality in which Thanos once again destroys half the universe, now that this version of events seems to have been comprehensively averted? Reports suggest that the mooted Black Widow solo movie will now be a prequel, set just after the first Avengers movie. She will be stuck in the past, hanging out with fellow Avengers for standalone adventures, rather than playing a central role in the main narrative.