Marvel Studios’ Black Widow sees the titular character (Scarlett Johansson) on the run and needs to settle some unfinished business. A new special aired during the College Football National Championship Game, which gave us another brief look at the upcoming standalone. A first for the character who made her debut back in 2010 with Iron Man 2. While many Marvel fans know her fate, there are still a few unanswered questions that need to be addressed. Like her history and what happened when she went on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Of course, this special look will not have any answers. But there is some new footage that will surely get any Marvel fan hyped for the upcoming film, especially since it’s a long-awaited one. By the looks of things, Black Widow is coming back home not only to outrun her pursuers but bring the darkest parts of her history to a close. But the very people that created the Black Widow program is still training assassins with the exact same deadly skillset. So to put an end to that, she reunites with her family. Some of whom may have some misgivings about the team-up, while others aren’t what they used to be.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Black Widow.
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, 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 reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020.
While it is great that Black Widow is finally getting her solo film, it still remains a mystery as to why it has taken so long for this to happen. The character firmly established her presence within the MCU early on and has been a recurring character since then. But for some reason, a Black Widow standalone film could never get off the ground. That is, until now.
It will be interesting to see how the Black Widow will fit into the MCU. By the looks of things, the film is set somewhere after the events of Captain America: Civil War. As we know, a lot went on after the Avengers split up, so there is a lot of ground to cover.
Directed by Cate Shorthand, who uses a script written by Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson, and Eric Pearson, Black Widow stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone, William Hurt, and O-T Fagbenle. It opens in theaters on May 1, 2020.