First Black Widow trailer out; puts Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel superhero in the spotlight
The stand-alone film will focus on Natasha Romanoff’s blood-stained past
The Avengers’ main storyline may have come to an end in Avengers: Endgame last April, but the first trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is a reminder that Marvel Studios isn’t done with its original crew.
Black Widow is the upcoming stand-alone film focusing on Natasha Romanoff’s blood-stained past. The movie's events take place in the two-year gap between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
Although this is the first trailer to be released, a lengthier version was shown at Disney’s biennial D23 fan convention in August. The trailer focused on Romanoff’s trip to Budapest — a location that Clint Barton (Hawkeye) referenced multiple times in various Avengers movies, including Endgame. This trailer contains a scene between Romanoff and a woman named Yelena Belova, who becomes the second Black Widow in the comics series, and is referred to as Romanoff’s sister in the trailer.
Scarlett Johansson is one of the last original Avengers to receive a solo project. Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth all starred in multiple individual movies, while Jeremy Renner is set to have his own Hawkeye series on Disney+. Mark Ruffalo is the only original Avengers cast member who cannot have his own Hulk movie, as Universal Pictures owns the rights to any stand-alone Hulk movie.
Black Widow will mark the beginning of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 when it is released on May 1st, 2020. The Eternals will follow on November 6.