Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and David Harbour star in the long awaited Marvel Comics action thriller Black Widow.
Fans have been clamouring for a Black Widow movie for years. U.S. blogger and Black Widow fan Kristin Reilly launched a viral movement in 2015, with fans all over the world dressing up as the character in seventeen cities around the world on June 6 of that year to send a message to Marvel Studios: #WEWANTBLACKWIDOW. The movement was in response to Johansson’s lack of any meaningful screen time in Avengers: Age of Ultron – made more aggregious by the fact that her character was missing from merchandise, to the point that they replaced her with Captain America in a toy that commemorated that iconic motorcycle scene from the film.
Marvel Studios, in a rare moment, blinked.
Black Widow was originally scheduled for release in May of 2020, but thanks to the global pandemic, had its release date delayed three times. That’s why we have a new trailer for it today, in fact: the so-called “Final Trailer” for the film originally came out March 9, 2020. A year is plenty of time for everyone to forget all about the film, so a new “final trailer” had to be created and released.
Any movie about Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, would have to be set before the events of Avengers: Endgame, wherein Scarlett Johansson’s character famously dies (this would be a spoiler if Endgame hadn’t come out in 2019), and the new film takes a look at Widow’s past – how she went from being brainwashed Russian agent to being a valued member of the Avengers. The film’s tagline, “We have unfinished business,” referring to a previously untold story involving the Taskmaster, resonates on whole new level considering how long we’ve all been waiting for this film and the multiple reasons why.
Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and David Harbour, and will be released July 9, 2021 as a premium view on Disney+, simultanous with a theatrical release.