This has been an incredibly long time coming, but the Black Widow film is finally going to be hitting cinemas and Marvel Studios has just released the film’s first trailer.
I’ve wanted to see a Black Widow standalone movie ever since Natasha Romanoff was first seen in Iron Man 2. She’s a wonderfully skilful and mysterious character, and I always felt that in the right hands, her movie would be excellent.
Anyway, Marvel took its sweet time to get this movie made, but they did it in the end, and the trailer looks very promising indeed.
Black Widow sees Scarlett Johansson return as Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) and she’s joined by a frankly excellent cast, including the likes of Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Midsommar’s Florence Pugh and the Hollywood icon that is Rachel Weisz.
Habour will be playing Alexei Shostakov in the movie, who also goes by the name of Red Guardian (a kind of Russian version of Captain America, but just a bit older and heavier).
Pugh will be playing Yelena Belova, Natasha’s sister who also dons the codename Black Widow.
The name’s Widow, Black Widow. Check out the trailer
Then there’s Weisz who plays Melina Vostokoff, who also goes by the name Iron Maiden, and she seems to be the mother of this rather dysfunctional super spy family.
The trailer has echoes of the Bourne and Bond films, which is exactly what I wanted from this Black Widow movie.
It was very much billed a spy movie, and it’s about time we get to see this sort of film in the MCU.
It really does seem as though Black Widow will offer Marvel fans something different, and it’ll hopefully expand upon the character’s mysterious backstory.
Black Widow is directed Cate Shortland, and she’s working off a script written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson.
Black Widow will be hitting UK cinemas on May 1st, 2020.
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