At the end of Marvel Black Widow, Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine puts up Hawkeye as Yelena Belova’s new mission, yet exactly how could she know what took place on Vormir, and does it propose a connection to Red Skull? Black Widow’s post-credits scene featured Val telling Yelena that Natasha died because of Hawkeye. There is an apparent arrangement for Disney+’s Hawkeye show, in which the next potential Black Widow of MCU, Yelena, will return. The way Val twisted the information was wrong, but it is the truth in a way.
How did Val find out about Natasha’s death or Vormir?
Natasha died on Vormir while Clint survived. She gave her everything to keep Clint alive. That’s why what Val said to Yelena can be considered the truth. The Black Widow post-credits scene clearly suggests that Val has some information on what happened on Vormir. But it’s hard to understand why she is after Hawkeye. The newly found information gives rise to a couple of questions. How much she knows about Black Widow’s death, how did she found out about it, how could she get some answers concerning Vormir?
Who knew about the truth behind Natasha’s Death except for the Avengers?
The Avengers’ Time Heist wasn’t something every other person knew about, and it should be noted that the news of Black Widow’s demise clearly would’ve gotten public since she was a member of Earth’s Mightiest Superhero Team. We can imagine that not much would have been revealed about her death. Aside from the Avengers, who wouldn’t have allowed the information to reach the public ears, the only person who knows the whole truth is Red Skull.
A fan theory links Red Skull with the newfound mystery.
Recently, a fan theory by TikTok user @kingvonschweetz surfaced online. According to the theory, Val is working with Red skull, and that’s how she knew about what happened on Vormir. Red Skull is one of the most significant villains in MCU, and maybe he plans to get rid of the surviving Avengers, assuming he needs to get back to power, but will his plan work?
After the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Red Skull would be allowed to leave Vormir, as he presently not had a Soul Stone to monitor (as affirmed by the Russo siblings). Even though Avengers: Endgame took us back to Vormir to get the Soul Stone, let’s not forget that it was time travel. If Steve Rogers successfully returned all the infinity stones to their original places, it would mean a meeting with Red Skull.
Is Red Skull back in MCU? What’s his big plan?
The Stone would, in any case, wind up being annihilated by Thanos after his Infinity War triumph, which implies he could, in any case, have left the planet. That doesn’t really affirm he would go to Earth, yet it is somewhere around a chance. The Red Skull who monitors the Stone appears to be altogether different to the person who so frantically needed to have one. However, it’s not inconceivable that he would transform once he is liberated of his obligations.
Assuming Red Skull did get back to Earth, could he be connected to Val? At a certain point in Marvel Comics, it was revealed that Val was working for Hydra behind everyone’s back, taking on the name Madame Hydra. That implies there’s, to some extent, some reason for her to have an alliance with the group in the MCU.
MCU phase 4 has managed to deal with the rest of HYDRA left in MCU, in both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s investigation of Bucky’s past and the super-soldier program, and Black Widow’s referring to of the association during the 1990s. However, it’s not enough to assume a total HYDRA return. Now, the possibility of Val creating the Dark Avengers seems more likely. However, there are suspicions of somebody more terrific calling the shots.
There are still alternate approaches to address the situation as enough people know about how Black Widow died. It very well may be uncovered that Hawkeye was with her without revealing much about the incident. It’s also possible Val doesn’t know the truth about what happened to Black Widow and Hawkeye on Vormir and is shooting an arrow in the dark with Clint, yet that would feel excessively odd.