This weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel unveiled his big plans for the fourth phase of the MCU and details what's next planned for Black Widow, Thor, Shang Chi, Doctor Strange and The Eternals is. And one Reddit user noted in all these announcements a trend that might indicate that the Dark Avengers joined the MCU in Phase 4.
In the comics first released in 2009, the Dark Avengers are a group founded by Norman Osborn after the invasion of Skrull. Osborn will take command when SHIELD evolves into HAMMER and recruits a group of his allies as new Avengers. This group, which was similar to the original Avengers, included Osborn himself as the Iron Patriot and others who imitated Spider-Man, Hawkeye, and Captain Marvel, among others.
Now, given the details set forth at Comic-Con last weekend, the new The Theory points to early achievements of the Dark Avengers:
At this Weekend revealed Marvel that David Harbor Alexi Shostakov (Red Guardian) and Florance Pugh will play Yelena Belova in the first phase Four film with Scarlett Johansson. With early recordings in which Yelena and Natasha have a controversial relationship, the fan points out that she could be an excellent candidate for the Dark Black Widow.