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July 9, 2021: BLACK WIDOW

Black Widow, set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, will not only show us what Nat was up to after helping Cap and Bucky escape but it will also introduce a slew of new characters, many of which have ties to Nat’s dark past. Red Guardian (David Harbour), Iron Maiden (Rachel Weisz), Taskmaster, and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) will make their MCU debuts in the film and it is widely believed that Belova will move forward as the MCU’s new Black Widow.

Cate Shortland (Lore) is directing based on a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer (The Hustle) and Ned Benson. Originally scheduled to hit theaters May 1, 2020, Black Widow was rescheduled to November 6, 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

On September 23, 2020, with audiences still shying away from theaters, the movie’s release date was shifted once again and it was then scheduled to be released in the United States on May 7, 2021.

Following months of speculation, Black Widow became the first MCU feature film to get a streaming premiere as, in March 23, 2021, Disney announced that the feature would have a simultaneous theatrical and Disney+ release on July 9, more than 14 months after its original release date.

Official Synopsis:

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 as Natasha Romanoff
Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova
David Harbour as Alexi Shostkov/Red Guardian
Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff/Iron Maiden
Unknown actor as Taskmaster
OT Fagbenle as Rick Mason
William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross
Olga Kurylenko in an unknown role
Ray Winstone in an unknown role


Promotional material

Dec 02, 2019 Official Teaser Trailer
Jan 13, 2020 Special Look
Jan 14, 2020 Legacy Feature
Feb 02, 2020 Big Game Spot
Mar 09, 2020 Final Trailer
April 03, 2021 New Trailer
May 03, 2021 Marvel Studios – Official MCU Phase 4 Trailer


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