Avengers: Endgame is the last time, we got a glimpse of Natasha Romanoff. While the Avengers are on a mission to go back in time and retrieve the Infinity Stones, Natasha and Clint face a situation. To get the Soul Stone, they had to sacrifice a loved one, so Natasha sacrificed herself so that Clint could retrieve the stone. It’s a truly heartbreaking moment when we lose one of the leading Avengers. However, this grieving moment was short-lived as the announcement for the standalone Black Widow film came out.
Black Widow is intended to be the 24th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will also kick off Phase Four of the MCU. The stand-alone Black Widow was previously created by Lionsgate in 2004, but Disney won the rights. Since then, the character has appeared in several MCU films with the actress herself showing an interest in the standalone film. Now, we finally have one as Black Widow in the time period between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Apart from that, this film is not a stale standalone film but like its predecessors, it builds on the storyline further as well.
Black Widow’s Plot
Captain America: Civil War divides the world’s heroes into two factions. This bad impact had a big impact on each of the members, as did the Natasha Romanoff case. So, she goes back to her roots where she is ready to face her family and face the demons from her past. He made some big mistakes before becoming an Avenger and now he has to make amends. At birth, Natasha was given to the KGB, where using her intense skills she immediately became an operative. But as soon as the Soviet Union was dissolved, the Government sent troops to bring it down.
He teamed up with his family to face the unstoppable mercenary, Taskmaster. He is a skilled tactician who is proficient in the Martial Arts tasked with recruiting and brainwashing young girls into becoming Assassins. While fighting her, Natasha has to deal with broken relationships and mistakes she handled before she joined the Avengers.
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Black Widow Release Date
Marvel’s Black Widow has been the victim of repeated delays. Initially, the release date was set for May 1, 2020 but due to the COVID pandemic, it was not possible to broadcast it in theaters. So, it is set at a later date on November 6, 2020. This time too there is no luck as the film is again scheduled to come out on May 7, 2021.
Due to WandaVision’s success at Disney +, there has even been discussion of a Cinema and Disney + hybrid release. However, this was denied in order for the film to have a theatrical premiere. The problem with continuous delay continues in the fact that the events in the MCU are connected to each other. So changing the order can ruin the viewing experience. The fact that Yelena, the character of the film is present at Hawkeye series can be a problem. We can only wait and see, what kind of miracle this fact hides.
As for Disney +, there has been no confirmation of its premiere, but if it does occur, there may be additional costs. Finally, the duration of the film is reduced to 133 minutes.
Undoubtedly, Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff, a former KGB killer and SHIELD agent. She is joined by Florence Pugh who will play Yelena Belova, also a member of the Black Widow training program. Yelena is a sister figure to Natasha but they have their own bad blood between them. He will also return in the Hawkeye series, meaning he will be part of the MCU in the long run. David Harbor and Rachel Weisz will play Reg Guardian and trainees of the Black Widow program, both parents of Natasha and Yelena. As of now who will be playing Taskmaster hasn’t been revealed but we will have a cameo by Robert Downey Jr. and will also see William Hurt as General Ross from The Incredible Hulk.
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