Black Widow: Everything We Know About the Prequel Starring Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow: Everything We Know About the Prequel Starring Scarlett Johansson

After a decade of becoming a member of forces with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is getting her personal film. However, these looking forward to Natasha Romanoff’s subsequent onscreen journey must wait a little bit longer. Disney has postponed the discharge date of the Marvel movie from Might to November resulting from issues about COVID-19. This is all the pieces we learn about Black Widow, from its up to date launch date to its new solid members.

When will it’s launched?

Natasha Romanoff’s standalone film was poised to hit theaters on Might 1, 2020. Nonetheless, resulting from COVID-19 shutdowns, the film will now hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

Who’s in it?

The Cate Shortland-directed film will see Johansson returning to the titular function after assembly her demise in Avengers: Endgame. These becoming a member of the Oscar nominee will embrace Florence Pugh as Yelena, with Variety breaking information of her casting in late March and describing her function because the “second lead” within the movie.

Throughout an interview on Selection‘s “Actors on Actors” sequence, Pugh referred to as the expertise of engaged on the movie, which shot in London, Budapest, Morocco, and Atlanta, “one of the vital weird, nuts, extravaganza experiences.” She added, “I feel we’ve made one thing very uncooked and really painful and really lovely and I feel individuals are going to be actually shocked by the result of an enormous motion movie having that a lot coronary heart.”

Pugh additionally spoke about how emotional followers will seemingly be “as a result of (Johansson’s) character had such a tough ending [in Endgame], however it was particular studying from her, and he or she’s been doing this for like 10 years in these movies. For this to be her movie was particular. And I bought to be there and see how she does stunts and lives it, and it’s so her.”

In April, Variety reported that Oscar winner Rachel Weisz would board the undertaking as Melina. That very same month, Deadline introduced that each David Harbour (Purple Guardian) and O-T Fagbenle (Mason) had been in talks for the film. July’s Comic-Con panel with the cast supplied extra particulars about which character every actor can be taking part in. William Harm was additionally noticed on set as Thaddeus Ross, although his role in the film is unconfirmed.

At ELLE’s Women in Hollywood occasion in October, Johansson revealed that manufacturing on Black Widow had wrapped every week earlier. She opened up about working with Shortland, who’s the primary lady to helm a Marvel film solo, throughout her Women in Hollywood acceptance speech: “Cate is likely one of the most courageous and tireless crusaders I’ve ever had the good pleasure of collaborating with, and he or she jogged my memory on daily basis that girls simply do not have a alternative,” Johansson stated. “They’re systemically made to really feel lesser than, and should battle 10 instances tougher to have a chance to be heard and seen.”

What’s it about?

An official description of the plot, per IMDB, merely reads, “A movie about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the movies Civil Battle and Infinity Battle.” It appears the prequel will likely be much less in regards to the spy’s origin story, and extra about her journey in between two important life occasions.

At July’s Comedian-Con panel for the film, Johansson delved additional particulars into particulars, explaining per Entertainment Weekly, “The place we discover Natasha in her life at this level may be very particular. She actually is in a darkish place the place she’s bought nobody to name and nowhere to go. She’s actually grappling together with her personal self. When one thing enormous explodes and all of the items are touchdown, you will have that second of stillness the place you don’t know what to do subsequent—that’s the second that she’s in. In that second, you truly must face your self.”

Is there a trailer?

The official Black Widow trailer has not been launched, however followers at August’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California bought a sneak preview of the movie.

Marvel Studios Hall H Panel

Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson

Alberto E. RodriguezGetty Photographs

Will this be the ultimate Marvel look by Black Widow?

That is unclear. Whereas there aren’t any official plans for a Black Widow franchise, particularly within the gentle of Endgame occasions, characters within the MCU are likely to return. At Comedian-Con Johansson spoke with Variety about what she delivered to the function after a decade taking part in her:

“I feel I may have made the movie 10 years in the past however it could have been a really totally different movie. I feel it in all probability would have been far more of a caricature of an individual. I really feel after dwelling an additional 10 years and turning into a mom and , life and the way it occurs to you, I really feel far more in myself and capable of discover all of the sort of issues that make me uncomfortable after which simply lay it out for you guys. It appears like I’m a stronger individual by the truth that I’ve embraced my vulnerability. And I feel that may make this model of the character actually, hopefully, advanced.”

Throughout an October 22 look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon, Johansson additional dispelled rumors that Black Widow would return to the massive display screen following the prequel, saying filming the film “introduced a closure.”

She added, “There’s only a few sure issues, however undoubtedly dying’s fairly sure, proper? Yeah, undoubtedly, for certain,” Johansson stated about her character’s Endgame destiny. “However, individuals…they undoubtedly don’t imagine it and have tried to persuade me that my character didn’t truly die, however that possibly my character exists in an alternate universe, however no, I feel dying is the ultimate factor.”

Editorial Fellow
Savannah Walsh is an Editorial Fellow at ELLE.com.

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