The Marvel Cinematic Universe is always incomplete without the exuberant Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. While the movies’ male heroes piled up their solo film, the key female MCU hero had to be satisfied with just merely co-starring in other’s movies – until now.
So, as the solo Black Widow movie was finally confirmed, Natasha Romanoff will get her much-deserved spotlight and her mysterious past life as an assassin trained by the Russian government will be revealed.
As we’re going into the journey back into the aftermath of Civil War, Black Widow movie is the MCU pioneer portraying the dawn of a new era alongside Doctor Strange and Black Panther sequels and new properties such as The Eternals.
It was confirmed at Comic-Con that the Black Widow movie will be the first movie in Phase Four and also one of the first of two movies in 2020.
Here’s what you need to know about the Black Widow movie release date, trailer, cast, and everything else.
Black Widow Release Date:
The Black Widow movie was initially set to be released in the UK and US on May 1, 2020, but then the pandemic of Coronavirus led to the shutting down of theaters and production houses. So, Disney and Marvel have pushed the release of Black Window back to November 6, 2020. However, Disney has confirmed to Digital Spy that the UK release date would be a week earlier, on October 28.
Black Widow Cast:
Scarlett Johansson will return as the titular character. The film will mark Johansson’s seventh appearance as the Black Widow on the big screen, but it will be the first one to feature her as the main lead. It may also mark her last appearance, given (spoilers!) her character’s sad demise in Avengers: Endgame.
David Harbour of Stranger Things and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) are also set to join the film as to play Red Guardian and Melina. The Red Guardian is supposed to be the Soviet-era version of Captain America, who is powered by a weaker version of the same super-soldier serum than was given to Steve Rogers.
Florence Pugh is also on board with the project. Her role is Yelena Belova, another spy who according to the comics becomes Natasha’s successor as Black Widow.
The rumors also suggest that Robert Downey Jr. might be seen to play a cameo as Tony Stark in Black Widow, in a scene that took place before his self-sacrifice at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Black Widow Expected Plot:
The storyline is expected to be set immediately after 2016’s Captain America: Civil War where Black Widow is presented as a wanted Natasha on the run from the U.S. government for helping a fugitive Captain America. Now on her own and without the Avengers by her side, Natasha comes face to face with some unfinished business from her past life.
Then, we are also introduced to a mysterious villain known as the Taskmaster, who can mimic the superpowers and abilities of other superheroes just by analyzing them, he reopens Natasha’s haunted training facility, ‘the Red Room’, where a new class of assassins hunt down Natasha and her family.
Can Black Widow continue the MCU’s form?
A Black Widow movie for the MCU lovers is the right move for Marvel after Avengers: Endgame. The stakes of the MCU need to reverse back a bit before they can escalate to that outrageous level again, and a movie that at last explores and focuses on Natasha’s origins feels like a momentous occasion.
The quality of the ensemble cast, speaks to how well Marvel Studios is rated right now as it is seen that everyone wants to be part of the legendary journey. It’s just a shame we have to wait for it, but that’s just the way things are right now in cinema.
Black Widow Trailer:
On December 3, Marvel released the trailer. The two-minute teaser presented the first look at Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, another spy trained in the Red Room; David Harbour as Red Guardian, a Russian copycat of Captain America; and the masked supervillain Taskmaster.
You can watch the trailer below.
Also, on March 9, Marvel released another one and the final trailer for the movie, which further reveals the Taskmaster and his role in the movie. You can watch that trailer directly below.
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