And to think, this film was once set for release in April/May 2020.
Marvel Studios has unveiled an all-new trailer for Black Widow, the Scarlett Johansson-led MCU film that’s been delayed three times since production was completed. Well, we now have what appears to be the final release date: July 9th, both in cinemas and as a Premier Access purchase on streaming service Disney+.
The new trailer goes a surprisingly dramatic route, touching on Natasha Romanoff’s path in the MCU – including her final moments in Avengers: Endgame. She’s obviously alive here, the film showing what Natasha was up to between Civil War and Infinity War. We also get new snippets of Romanoff’s childhood and the role David Harbour’s Alexei/The Red Guardian played in her upbringing, Rachel Weisz’s Melina Vostokoff apologising for past mistakes, and a little more with villain Taskmaster.
Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova will be playing a key part in not only this film, but the future of the MCU. “We didn’t know how great Florence Pugh would be. We knew she would be great, but we didn’t know how great,” Black Widow‘s director, Aussie filmmaker Cate Shortland (Somersault, Berlin Syndrome, Lore), said in July 2020. “Scarlett is so gracious, like, ‘Oh, I’m handing her the baton.’ So it’s going to propel another female storyline.”
Mark that date: July 9th.
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Official synopsis for 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. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. “Black Widow” – the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.