“Cut off one head, two more shall take it’s place… For this speculative title sequence of a Black Widow film I decided Black Widow’s villain would be… Black Widow. Yelena Belova, to be specific. Belova believes herself to be the superior Black Widow, and in some ways she is right. Swift and ruthless, Belova is the most talented assassin to graduate from the Red Room–and now she is Hydra’s most deadly weapon. At Belova’s side is a super-soldier of her own, Alexi Shostakov–the Red Guardian, who also happens to be Natasha’s former lover. When the new heads of Hydra make a play for the power of the infinity stones it is up to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top agent to stop them.”
I just love it! Besides containing obvious homages to older James Bond title sequences, which work really great, it also seems to nod to the Captain America: Winter Soldier titles. The music selection (Sour Times by Portishead) is fantastic, too – apprehensive and a little threatening, befitting the world of spy games. Great job all around, Christopher!
And a small neat note: actor Samuli Edelmann, whom was cast as Alexi Shostakov (Red Guardian), is a fellow Finn. I also like Rosamund Pike a lot. Seeing her in a Black Widow movie would be awesome. 🙂
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.