2019 was a monumental year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Avengers: Endgame saw the final chapter of 22 films, said goodbye to many core characters and promised to start a new era.
But this new era in 2020 is starting by going back in time – it's finally time to tell the story of Natasha Romanoff, better known as Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson has played the character, a key member of the Avengers since the beginning, but has often stayed in the sidelines. Now, in her own standalone, she's making up for lost time.
The film, directed by Cate Shortland, is set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and follows Natasha as she reunites with her family and completes her own missions back home.
Playing said family members? Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour. It's an exciting crop of additions to the MCU – Harbour has recently played Hellboy, but Pugh and Weisz have firmly made their voices heard across a number of independent titles that makes this new step promising for the franchise.
Russian accents abound in the first trailer – but if Jodie Comer could do it in Killing Eve, there's no reason why this shouldn't become a success here too. Keep your eyes peeled on 1 May 2020 when Black Widow rewrites history in cinemas.
|What||Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson in standalone Marvel film|
01 May 20 – 01 May 21, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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