Black Widow's release date is delayed again. The first film in the MCU phase 4 is now moved to July.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of June 16, 2021.
The opening salvo to Marvel's Phase 4 has been long overdue.
Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' is among the unfortunate films that were supposed to release last year but got delayed numerous times due to the pandemic.
Black Widow AKA Natasha Romanoff made her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010's 'Iron Man' 2.
This will be the first solo film for the bad-ass spy and assassin after more than a decade since she entered the MCU.
Here's everything we know about 'Black Widow.'
Updated Release Date: 9 July 2021
Natasha Romanoff's solo movie is delayed again. It's now scheduled to come out in theaters on 9 July 2021.
'Black Widow' is set to kick off Marvel's Phase 4 and is originally scheduled to release on May 1, 2020, before being pushed back to November 6, then pushed again for 7 May 2021 and delayed once more to 9 July 2021.
We can't imagine Black Widow without Scarlett Johansson for the eponymous role, so we're very happy that she'll be portraying the superhero character in the upcoming film.
David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, and O-T Fagbenle are also confirmed to join the team.
Harbour will star as Alexei Shostakov AKA The Red Guardian, Weisz will play the role of Melina, and Pugh will be portraying Yelena Belova.
Yelena becomes Black Widow in the comics, but Pugh has insisted she won't be taking over the mantle in the MCU.
Fagbenle is playing a character called Mason, and Ray Winstone is confirmed to join as Dreykov, the head of the Red Room.
As for MCU returning characters, we'll see William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross. He'll be hunting down Natasha in the film following the events of Captain America: Civil War.
There are rumors of Iron Man – Robert Downey Jr. appearing for a cameo role in 'Black Widow'.
This report isn't confirmed yet, and even the actor refuses to give direct answers to the gossip.
The movie will take place between the events of 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
Natasha is on the run in this film and finds herself in a not-so-comfortable situation.
“She’s got no one to call and nowhere to go,” Johansson told EW in July.
“She really is grappling with her own self. When something huge explodes, and all the pieces are landing, and you have that moment of stillness where you don’t know what to do next — that’s the moment that she’s in. And in that moment, you actually have to face yourself.”
Natasha gets reunited with Yelena, Melina, and Alexei in Budapest and worked beside them against a new threat led by Taskmaster.
Director Cate Shortland already expressed that she wanted to introduce a new side of Black Widow in the film.
"(That decision) was puzzling to me," Shortland said. "And then I realized, by the end, that Kevin (Feige) and I had similar visions. What I wanted to do was to expose the character and get under her skin. The family created the dynamic with which that would happen.
"We see a different side of the character because she's in scenes with people that know her from when she was a child. She's not a superhero in those scenes; she's a daughter or a sister."
In 'Avengers: Endgame', we saw Black Widow's sad ending after she sacrificed herself to save Hawkeye and get the Soul Stone from Vormir.
This means that the movie will have to go back in time, before her demise in Endgame. Hence, the chosen timeline.
To feed your excitement, we'll be dropping two official trailers for you.
The first one is the teaser trailer, and the next one is a more detailed final trailer for the anticipated film.
Watch them all below.
'Black Widow' will arrive in theaters on 9 July 2021.