Everything you need to know about the new Black Widow movie
The film we have all been waiting for, finally has a release date!
Mark your calendars and save the date... July 9th!
Marvel Studios' long-awaited Black Widow movie has recently been rated a PG-13 for "intense sequences of violence/action, some language and thematic material." Given every MCU movie has been given the same rating, what does this mean for Black Widow?
To us, it sounds like the latest addition to the MCU may be more intense than previous movies like Captain America: Winter Soldier due to its promise of strong "thematic material". How exciting!
In case you didn't know...
Black Widow takes place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and follows Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) as she confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past, arises. Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her life way before she became an Avenger.
The movie will flash back to events from Natasha Romanoff's past, so we will FINALLY get to fill in the blanks of Black Widow's backstory. The closest we've got to filling in the blanks so far is in films The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Questions have been circulating how Black Widow would fit into the MCU timeline given that Scarlett Johansson's character dies in Avengers: Endgame, but Marvel have somehow (as if by magic) managed to give the character her own send-off with this prequel.
What can we expect?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Black Widow has been delayed several times since it was originally supposed to be released in May 2021. This is the first time there has been a gap this long between Marvel movies due to the pandemic causing delays in the film industry.
Scarlett Johansson is set to return as the deadly mysterious assassin with the film set to answer many questions about her past.
The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe also stars Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross and David Harbor as Alexei Shostakov aka the Red Guardian.
Of course, we can expect to see some "intense" violence and action - which is a given.
The new Black Widow trailer that was released last Tuesday revealed Natasha Romanoff's Heroic MCU legacy. Just from watching the trailer, the movie promises more of Black Widow's signature spy action.
You can watch the new trailer here:
We are so excited to find out more about Natasha Romanoff and her backstory!
Black Widow is set to release in cinemas on July 9th and on Disney + with Premier Access.
The movie will be available to stream on the same day as Disney's Cruella, which is a bold move from Marvel Studios.
If you want to watch Black Widow from the comfort of your own home, fans will need to pay an additional fee on Disney+ to view.
Movies on Premier Access require a payment of around £19.99.
If you've watched the trailer already, what do you think?
What are you most excited about?
Let us know in the comments below!