Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ Features Callback To ‘Iron Man 3’ Villains

A new image from Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow shows off a callback to the nefarious villains from Iron Man 3.

Although there’s been some recent debate about the quality of Iron Man 3, it seems like one of the villainous groups from the film will make an appearance in Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in some way. A new image surfaced online showing A.I.M.’s logo in an interesting scene taken from some of the trailer footage that’s been released so far. Aside from a few minor mentions and appearances in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the comics, A.I.M. hasn’t reappeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Aldrich Killian’s death at the end of Iron Man 3.

A shot from the trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow shows off Yelena Belova strapped to a table seemingly ready for some kind of surgical procedure while wearing a white suit. Murphy’s Multiverse founder Charles Murphy flipped the photo and was able to point out that A.I.M. is written not far from Florence Pugh in the scene. Many noticed that Florence Pugh seems to have lines across her face, with fans in the comments debating whether this meant A.I.M. face-swapped Natasha Romanoff with Yelena as some kind of double agent in the Avengers, giving Marvel Studios an option to bring Scarlett Johansson back for more films. Another option fans discussed is if Belova was getting some kind of procedure to enhance her abilities. Take a look at the reference to Iron Man 3 in Black Widow below.

What are your thoughts about A.I.M. in Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow? Do you think Yelena Belova will face-swap with Natasha? Sound off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios film:

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

Black Widow will be released on a future date yet to be determined. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for news on all the projects affected by the coronavirus.

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