Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow is a Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller. It is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

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Natasha Romanoff debuted in 2010 and has appeared in six Marvel films including “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

Cast

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff
Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova
David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov
Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff
O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason
William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross
Ray Winstone as Dreykov

Synopsis

Natasha Romanoff confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Scarlett Johansson discusses reprising her role as Natasha / Black Widow

I think from the very beginning when we first started talking about doing this standalone film, there was no reason to do it unless we could really dig deep and be brave and go there. Having played this character for a decade, I wanted to make sure that it would feel artistically and creatively rewarding for me as well as the fans.

Producer Kevin Feige discusses Natasha Romanoff character

She has such a rich backstory. We’ve hinted at it throughout all the other films. But we approach it in a completely unexpected way. She’s been up to a lot all along—in between when we see her in the other movies—some of which will be surprising to people.

Director Cate Shortland discusses what’s exciting about the film

I think what’s exciting about the film is we’re playing with the audience’s expectations. We’re exploring parts of Natasha that the audience has absolutely no idea about. We explore her family, love and passion, and you get to see all these facets of her we have never seen before.

Release date

The movie will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on July 9, 2021.

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