Black Widow: Ray Winstone’s Character Is An Awesome Easter Egg

Black Widow may be delayed, but our gratification at knowing just who Ray Winstone is playing and connecting his MCU dots back to The Avengers sure isn't.
ray winstone in black widow

The Black Widow film might be on hold for now but that didn’t stop the latest issue of Empire Magazine from dropping the identity of Ray Winstone’s character.

You might know Ray Winstone from King Arthur, The Departed, Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, or any of his other numerous credits. However, we’ll all know him much better when we finally get to see him play Dreykov in Black Widow.

Ray Winstone will play Dreykov in Black Widow.

Dreykov is the head of the Red Room, the Soviet training program that trains young women into deadly assassins.  If the name Dreykov sounds familiar, it’s because you heard it back in 2012 in The Avengers.

Dreykov? Haven’t Heard That Name In Years…

During The Avengers‘ interrogation scene, Loki goads Natasha by bringing up her past transgressions:

“Can you wipe out that much red? Dreykov’s daughter, São Paulo, the hospital fire… Barton told me everything.”

Black Widow is supposed to be filling in some of the gaps of Natasha’s past. It’s more than appropriate that figures of her shadowy past are going to play a key role in the film. Especially if those people have grudges to act upon.

Black Widow Official Synopsis

The official synopsis of the film reads:

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.

Black Widow is currently on hold indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and a new release date has yet to be announced. Are you looking forward to Ray Winstone’s turn as Dreykov? Let us know in the comments below.