We’ve seen “Black Widow” kick some ass in several Marvel movies, now is the time for us to witness how badass she is in her first solo outing.
Directed by Cate Shortland (“Lore”), she will show us exactly what happened to the Black Widow after the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” It seems though that her past has caught up with her and we can only imagine the enemies Romanoff has made over the years.
Scarlett Johansson (“Her”) reprises her role as the combat-ready Avenger, with what will be the opening film of phase four in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). With phase three finishing up with the after-effects of the snap-in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” we travel back to the past to see what happened after the colossal battle between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
The film will, of course, be overseen by Kevin Feige, who has been able to construct one of the richest franchises in film history. He spoke to io9 Gizmodo back in June about a “Black Widow” film and it helping advance phase four. He said, “There’s a method to the madness,” Feige continued, “There’s always a method and doing things in an unexpected way is something we find fun. There are ways to do prequels that are less informative or answer questions you didn’t necessarily have, and then there are ways to do prequels where you learn all sorts of things you never knew before.”
It seems that we are about to discover things we did not know previously about Romanoff, but also get more context for what phase four has in store. Feige has described this film like “Better Call Saul,” with that being a complete standalone to “Breaking Bad” but still gives you information for the main series.
With Johansson leading, there are roles for Florence Pugh (“Fighting With My Family”), David Harbour (“Hellboy”), Rachel Weisz (“The Bourne Legacy”) and O-T Fagbenle (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).
Here is the synopsis:
Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, “Black Widow” hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020.
The film is scheduled for release on May 1st, 2020, in what will be the 24th film in the MCU. Watch the new trailer below.