Even though many theaters have begun to reopen, crowds are not swarming to pack them still due to COVID-19 and thus the box office has reflected it. With that, Disney has once again done a shuffle to its theatrical release slate and BLACK WIDOW has been moved but fortunately a Disney plus release is not in the plans.
The film was expected to hit theaters on Nov 6 of this year will now make its bow at the box office on May 7, 2021. That’s a complete full year delay of BLACK WIDOWfrom its original pre-pandemic release date of May 1 this year. Of course this also shifts the other slate of MCU films that where set to arrive earlier. Marvel’sETERNALS now goes from Feb. 12, 2021 to Nov. 5, 2021; and moves SHANG -CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021 (a post Independence Day release date that Disney had already reserved for an untitled feature).
Many people had expected the possibility of moving the Scarlett Johansson starring film from its date this year but some were worried that the house of mouse may try to do with the superhero film that they did with MULAN. That being release the movie on the already paid version of the streaming app for an additional fee, which was already met with much criticism and pushback.
Even though fans have been waiting and clamoring to continue on with the next phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we have to get through to the next phase of the real lif global pandemic that has stifled most of the world.
After making waves from many of the reports after this years San Diego Comic Con Hall H, Marvel Studios panel about the footage that was shown from the BLACK WIDOW film. Well now that footage and more has arrived in the form of the first official teaser trailer.
Throughout it we see Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johannson) revisiting things in her past i.e The Red Room and even visions of different Avengers. We also see Florence Pugh as Yelena, who we find out is Natasha’s sister. We also get a full look at David Harbour as Red Guardian (the Russian equivalent to Captain America). This seems to be an amazing kickoff to Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There is so much action that you need to witness the trailer yourself.
BLACK WIDOW hits theater on May 1, 2020. Also Check out our own resident super villain, Jay Washington’s trailer reaction to the trailer…yes it’s a thing.
Production is currently underway on the Cate Shortland directed BLACK WIDOW film starring Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as the spy turned Avenger. With a cast announced already that includes Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and O.T. Fagbenle it was only a matter of time before the question of how much more star power could this movie possibly get and now it has been answered.
The prequel film has added legendary British actor Ray Winstone. Now reports are that the Sexy Beast star has joined the currently shooting production, but no details on his role are provided. Although recent character breakdowns did mention an older Government Agent that could serve as a mentor of sorts to Scarlett Johansson’s budding assassin, so that’s certainly a possibly as who he will be portraying.
Marvel Studios solo Black Widow is set to begin production this summer in London. With a cast that includes Scarlett Johannson reprising her role as the spy turned Avenger, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour it now seems as if we may who have found whom her villain will be.
This according to Deadline is O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale, Breaking and Entering) . Now the report does not mention anything about whom he will be portraying but thanks to a recent report from That Hashtag Show suggested that Marvel and director Cate Shortland were searching for a “black British actor” to play the main bad guy, so there’s a pretty good chance Fagbenle is their guy.
After an amazing performance as WWE Superstar Paige, it now seems that Florence Pugh is heading from the squared circle to the MCU. Pugh has been cast as the lead opposite Scarlett Johnasson in the upcoming Black Widow film.
The details on her exact role are being kept under wraps for now but it is known that she will be playing a spy on the same skill level as Natasha Romanoff (Johansson), but won’t share her moral compass.
Pugh had been at the top of Marvel’s list since her audition in December, but they still decided to open up their casting search and had been meeting with several actresses which included Academy Award-nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Academy Award winner Emma Watson (Harry Potter). However, it appears Pugh beat out both for the part.
Florence Pugh is best known for her breakout role in Fighting with My Family earlier this year although she her past credits which include The Little Drummer Girl, The Outlaw King, Lady Macbeth, The Commuter, and The Falling. She can be seen next in Ari Aster’s Hereditary follow-up Midsommar and Greta Gerwig’s Little Woman, where she’ll actually star alongside Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Meryl Streep.
It looks like we may officially have our director for the solo Marvel Studios Black Widow film. It is being reported that Marvel Studios has tapped Cate Shortland to helm their upcomingstandalone movie, which will star Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as the spy turned Avenger.
Full details of the film have yet to be full revealed. But it is being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the movie will be set before the events of The Avengers and it will tell of how the former Russian spy became the superhero we now know and love. Hearing this makes any die hard MCU fan wonder will we finally see the Budapest story that both Black Widow and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) mentioned and how did she eventually connect with one Nick Fury (Samuel L. jackson).
The Australian Shortland is best known for her critically acclaimed drama Lore and most recently helmed the Teresa Palmer-led thriller Berlin Syndrome. It was Shortland’s handling of a female protagonist in Lore that caught the eye of Johansson, who vouched for her in the selection process.
the films script has been written by Jac Shaeffer and there is no word yet on a production start date or when we can expect the film in theaters.