After what seems to be an eternity, Marvel Studios is finally back (again) with the latest trailer of Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour. With the pandemic showing no signs of relief since last year, Black Widow has been at the uncertain end of getting indefinitely delayed as Disney and Marvel Studios have been speculating about releasing the summer blockbuster on Disney+. While opting for a theatrical release under normal circumstances would have surely been much more profitable, the success stories of Wonder Woman 1984 and Zack Snyder’s Justice League might have finally pushed the Mouse to opt for a release on its own in-house streaming service alongside limited theatrical release across the globe.
The latest trailer once again sheds some light on Natasha Romanoff’s mysterious and tragic last which was once shown in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, the recent trailer has surely left the fans hyped with its fast paced action sequences involving one of the most dangerous villains from the Marvel lore: Taskmaster. As Natasha revisits her past in this latest instalment of the MCU, Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh gets the much needed screen time to establish herself as the next Black Widow. The trailer also brings back the rustic charm of the Soviet superhero, Red Guardian, played by Stranger Things’ David Harbour, who is also revealed to be the father of both Natasha and Yelena. The clip uses some of the most iconic scenes from the past movies to remind us that this will be the last of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow after her courageous sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame to save the universe.
While the trailer packs a punch with its emotional connect, it doesn’t shy away from some high-octane fight and chase sequences involving the Taskmaster, who makes his appearance with his eerily true resemblance to the comic book counterpart. While it’s yet to be seen what aspect of Natasha’s life will the movie explore, for now, all eyes are set on Florence Pugh to become the next Black Widow alongside establishing Taskmaster as a memorable villain to cherish.
Black Widow is scheduled to release on July 9, 2021 on Disney+ and selected theatres across the world.