Black Widow Gets a New Release Date

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A New Release Date for Black Widow

Black Widow is now on track for a May 7, 2021 release. The original May 2020 release date had been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black Widow Plot

Black Widow (Marvel Studios) movie posterThe action action-packed spy thriller Black Widow follows the character Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, as she confronts her dark past and a dark organization pursues her. She will confront her history as a spy, and take accountability for the broken relationships she caused before she became an Avenger. Cate Shortland directs the film, which will take place between Infinity War and Endgame. There is an impressive supporting cast that will join the movie to play Natasha’s “family”.

Trailers show a lot of Romanoff and her sister Belova and when they reunite in the movie, they initially fight. Belova’s style matches Romanoff’s, and this may imply they were trained by the same person.

The Cast

Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz will play Melina Vostokoff, a fellow assassin, while David Harbour will play Alexei Shostakov, aka Red Guardian. Olivier Richters, a bodybuilder nicknamed “The Dutch Giant”, will also join the film in a mysterious role. The movie marks the first time a woman has directed an MCU film; the studio met with more than 70 filmmakers, and they chose the esteemed Australian director also responsible for Berlin Syndrome (2017), Lore (2012), and Somersault (2004). She will be working with Blacklist screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to deliver a powerful script.

The Villain

 Black Widow’s nemesis is the Taskmaster, a dangerous mime with the power to instantly mirror any physical activity he sees because of his photographic reflexes. This means that Taskmaster can throw a shield like Cap after seeing him do it first. Casting has not been announced yet for this Marvel Comics villain.

“It’s a film about self-forgiveness, and family,” Johansson said in a video interview with Vanity Fair in 2019.

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