‘Black Widow’ Trailer Released

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The Black Widow trailer has dropped today much earlier than anticipated, check it out here:

Black Widow is releasing on May 1st 2020 and Cate Shortland is directing; she is the talent behind Berlin Syndrome, Lore, The Silence and Somersault.

What do we know about ‘Black Widow’?

It will be the first movie of Phase 4, and it is a prequel set before Avengers: Endgame and after Captain America: Civil War.

Scarlett Johansson is reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff, David Harbour has joined the cast as Red Guardian, Russia’s own Captain America, Florence Pugh is Yelena Belova (a more morally bankrupt Black Widow), Rachel Weisz is Melina (an experienced Black Widow) and O-T Fagbenle is a SHIELD agent. The villain is Taskmaster.

Also read: ‘Hellboy’ Star David Harbour Joins ‘Black Widow’

With Yelena and Red Guardian appearing, it is possible that the film is setting up the Dark Avengers, a team who, in the comics, paralleled that of the New Avengers with villains in the roster.

The MCU could do the same but with the core six, having Yelena take Natasha’s place whilst Red Guardian takes Rogers’.

There are also reports that Robert Downey Jr. will be making a return for the movie. He told Cinema Blend, “Occasionally you would pull back from it and go, ‘All right, let me get off the teat of this archetype and let me see where I stand.’ And you can feel really buffeted and you can be really spun out by it.”

As the film is set before Avengers: Endgame, Natasha Romanoff will be on the run. In the film, she confronts her past, dealing with the “red in her ledger.”

From San Diego Comic-Con footage, it looks as though a lot of the action will unfold at Budapest, meaning that we may find out once and for all what happened there.

Are you excited for Black Widow? What do you want to see from the trailer? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!


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James Troughton
James Troughton is a nineteen year old freelance journalist studying at Newcastle University. He runs The Cross Button, an indie gaming website, and he is a sub-editor for the gaming section of The Courier.