Everything We Know About Marvel's 'Black Widow'
The movie won't arrive in theaters until May 1, 2020, so until then, we've rounded up everything we know about Black Widow (so far). "That's what drew me to the story: She has so many secrets," Black Widow director Cate Shortland added. But isn't Black Widow dead? Meet the castIn addition to Johansson, Black Widow stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, David Harbour (Stranger Things), O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale) and Florence Pugh (Midsommar). #blackwidow#taskmaster@MarvelStudios#scarlettjohanssonpic.twitter.com/c4504e6BEu Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 21, 2019Behind the cameraShortland is helming Black Widow from a script by Jac Scaeffer.
'Black Widow' cast drops hints about the superhero's ledger
Copyright 2019 CNNDespite the super-spy's prominent appearances in seven Marvel films to date, the secrets of the Black Widow's backstory have remained in the shadows. "There's three really beautifully written complicated female narratives, which is very unusual in a superhero movie -- although I guess Black Widow doesn't have superpowers: she's human, isn't she?" Black Widow's Red Room origins have previously been hinted at in other notable Marvel films, most notably in flashback in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The Red Guardian, "He's a super-soldier, he is Russian, and he's a counterpart to Captain America." Fagbenle, who in "Black Widow" plays Mason, Natasha's former "fixer" who still carries a torch for her.
Scarlett Johansson Ushers in the MCU's Female Future With 'Black Widow': '
As one of the longest-tenured members of the MCU, Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to a major Marvel event. Rachel [Weisz, who is also set to star in Black Widow] was going, 'It's so great to work with all these amazing women!'" It seems to me that Marvel are really focused on getting really interesting roles made for women, powerful, interesting, complicated women," noted The Favourite star. Black Widow is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Marvel Announes Phase 4 at Comic-Con: 'Black Widow,' 'The Eternals,' 'Thor 4' and More'Black Widow': Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and More Dish on Their Characters (Exclusive)Angelina Jolie Makes Surprise Comic-Con Appearance With 'The Eternals' Cast
'Black Widow': Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and More Dish on Their
Fans of Black Widow got loads of exciting new details on the upcoming film at Comic-Con 2019! After the films cast was officially announced during the Marvel panel on Saturday, ETs Ash Crossan spoke with Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and O.T. Midsommar star Pugh, who plays Yelena Belova, said that her character has a "sister" bond with Natasha. Weisz couldn't dish on whether or not she gets to spar with Johansson in the film, but it seems her character, Melina, would be a more-than-worthy opponent. As for Harbour, the Stranger Things star's Black Widow character -- Alexei, aka the Red Guardian -- may bear a familiar, if frosty, resemblance to a character Natasha has worked closely with in the MCU canon.