Black Widow is finally getting her own movie and the first trailer is here
The long awaited Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson finally has a release date. While many believed this to be an origin story of sorts, the film has been set right after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff will have to confront her past. Directed by Cate Shortland, it is scheduled to hit theaters May 1, kicking off the Marvel Cinematic Universe's phase four.
As one of the original Avengers, fans have been downright annoyed by the studios after multiple movies where Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth all starred in individual movies as Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. But Johansson's Romanoff was ignored.
"People have asked why Natasha didn't get the same amount of screen time post-death as Tony did," says co-director Joe Russo on the DVD commentary for Endgame. "Well, Tony does not have another movie. Tony is done. And Natasha has another film. And Marvel Universe obviously does not have to move forward linearly anymore. But that character still has more screen time coming."
The trailer sees an impressive fight between the Black Widow and Yelena Belova. In the comics, Belova becomes the second Black Widow, and is referred to as Romanoff’s sister in the trailer.
"Black Widow" is scheduled to hit theaters May 1, 2020.