“Avengers: Endgame” focused heavily on Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), while Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) didn’t get a funeral scene because of her upcoming “Black Widow” solo movie. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo explained their decision by pointing out that Johansson’s character has more screen time going forward.

In the audio commentary of “Avengers: Endgame,” which is a part of the bonus content in the recently released digital edition, the directors explained that the reason why they focused on the death of Tony more than Natasha was because the Iron Man character will not be coming back, while the female spy has her own solo movie, Screen Rant reported. Although both the characters are dead, the directors justified their decision by pointing out that the fans will get to see the Russian spy again soon.

Natasha’s funeral was not seen in “Avengers: Endgame.” The directors have said that the event happened off-screen. Joe Russo had previously suggested that the fans may get to see the funeral in one of the future movies, and the upcoming “Black Widow” movie may be the perfect opportunity for them to say goodbye to the character with this scene.

Marvel has confirmed that the upcoming solo movie is set in between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” There is a popular theory that suggests that Florence Pugh will take on the role of “Black Widow” from Johansson by playing the comic book character Yelena Belova, a character from the comic books who took on the mantle after Natasha, Screen Rant reported.

The introduction of Yelena in the upcoming film means that Marvel has the option of bringing a new Black Widow in the future “Avengers” movies. In the solo movie, however, the new character is expected to start as an adversary before joining Johansson’s character in the fight against the villain, Screen Rant reported.

Black Widow movie
Kevin Feige spoke about prequels when asked about the "Black Widow" movie. Marvel Studios