Black Widow, The Upcoming Marvel Phase 4 Movie: The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has been mostly anticipated by the Marvel fans for years and that’s none other than Black Widow. In spite of her apparently permanent farewell in Avengers: Endgame, Natasha Romanoff is again going to hit the big screen in May 2020 to kick off very much anticipated Marvel’s Phase 4.
In the meantime, Marvel Studios is keeping as much as secret as they can especially when it comes to its plot. As the fans are very excited about the movie, here we have gathered everything that you need to know about Black Widow.
About Black Widow
The upcoming superhero film, Black Widow, is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The movie is directed by Cate Shortland, written by Jac Schaeffer as well as Ned Benson and produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie is also intended to be the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Development of a Black Widow film was actually started in April 2004 by Lionsgate, with David Hayter involved to write and direct. But sadly, the project did not move forward as well as the film rights to the character returned to Marvel Studios by June 2006.
Johansson was then cast in first of her MCU film, Iron Man 2 (2010), where he made her first appearance and after that, she was cast for several films set in the MCU. Marvel as well as Johansson has also expressed their interest in a prospective solo film many of the times over the next years, after which the development finally progressed with the hiring of Schaeffer and Shortland in the year 2018.
Afterward, Benson was hired and the further casting took place in early 2019. Filming started in May, taking place in Norway as well as at Pinewood Studios in England. The production of the film is expected to last until September.
Black Widow Casts
Obviously, Scarlett Johansson will be in the movie as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow. She is going play as a highly-trained former KGB assassin, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as a member of the Avengers. Johansson has also described the movie as: “an opportunity to explore the Widow as a woman who has come into her own and is making independent and active choices for herself, probably for once in her life”.
Other casts in the movie comprise of, David Harbour who is going to play the role of Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, Rachel Weisz as Melina and also Ray Winstone whose role and character is being undisclosed for now. The character Taskmaster is also going to feature in the film.
Black Widow Trailer
Black Widow Release Date
Black Widow is all set to hit the theatres on May 1, 2020, just around 10 months after the last MCU film, Spider-Man: Far From Home. This release date will also mark the longest gap in the middle of Marvel movies since 2012 and 2013, when a full year pass by between the release of The Avengers and Iron Man 3, back then.