UPDATE: Disney Pushes Back 'Black Widow' Premiere to 2021
Along with ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,’ ‘The Eternals’ and more.
UPDATE (September 24, 2020): Originally set to debut on November 6, 2020, Disney has announced that it will postpone Black Widow to next year instead due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now rescheduled to Marvel‘s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings original premiere date, May 7, 2021, Shang-Chi has been pushed back to July 9, 2021. As for The Eternals, the Angelina Jolie-starring film has been delayed to November 5, 2021. Other Disney movies like West Side Story and The King’s Man are also set to receive a new release date.
Disney’s Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy told Deadline: “We’ve got a pretty robust slate through 2021 and beyond. We hope theaters are open, and we hope our films are films that for the people who choose to go to movie theaters, the experience of going to a theater is very different from what you would have at home.”
While we wait, don’t forget to watch the Black Widow trailer above starring Scarlett Johansson.
ORIGINAL STORY (December 3, 2019): The anticipated trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow film is finally here, and Scarlett Johansson is back, portraying the iconic character.
Black Widow marks the first chapter of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, meaning that there’s a lot of hype surrounding the already talked about film. Johansson has been portraying the role since she was first introduced in Iron Man 2, and Black Widow will be the character’s first standalone film. Focusing on the character’s background and rise, the movie will follow agent Natasha Romanoff, and her journey towards becoming the deadly assassin.
The trailer opens with dialogue from Avengers: Endgame, featuring Romanoff telling Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, “I used to have nothing, then I got this job, this family. I was better because of it. I’ve made mistakes, I can’t go back.” Throughout the clip, we’re also introduced to Florence Pugh‘s character Yelena Belova, who also uses the Black Widow moniker. In addition, we also get a first look at Stranger Things‘ David Harbour as the Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Red Room trainer Melina.
In terms of the timeline, Black Widow takes place following the events of Captain America: Civil War. The film is set to be released on May 1, 2020. Catch the trailer in the video above, and let us know whether you’ll be watching the upcoming film in the comments below.
- The Verge