With 10 years in the making, we finally have our first look at a solo Black Widow prequel movie, featuring Scarlett Johansson in the title role as we see her raise up through the ranks to become the Avenger we know and love. First, let's look at the trailer below:
The trailer opens with flashbacks to many of the previous appearances of Natasha, including Avengers 1 and Captain America: Civil War. In voiceover, we hear her talk about how "Nothing lasts forever"- something we know all to well since she (SPOILER) died in Avengers: Endgame, sacrificing herself for the greater good.
We also see the return of a much younger William Hurt as Thunderbolt Ross, previously seen in filming photo's as a much older gentleman, perhaps signifying that this film takes place over many different eras.
We also get to meet Florence Pugh's character, Yelena Belova, a spy in the Marvel Comics Universe and second modern-era character to use the name Black Widow. She was, much like Natasha, trained as a spy and assassin in the Red Room. I'm getting some serious Killing Eve vibes from these two, as they seem to both have a love-hate relationship along with some fantastic action sequences together.
It's been rumoured that after the demise of our original Black Widow, Belova will take over the mantle for future MCU movies.
We also get some wonderful new action sequences with Johansson's Black Widow, in particular those featuring the stunning white suit- also giving us some brilliant James Bond-esque moments to look forward to. Notice that in the first image, below, Natasha is stood in front of the wreckage of what looks to be some alien ship, so it's safe to assume that this film won't be without a few cosmic elements.
David Harbour also makes an appearance as the Red Guardian, a Captain America style character that he has created who seems to go up against the villain of the movie, Taskmaster. However if rumours are to be believed, we could see Red Guardian betray our heroes to join forces with Taskmaster later in the movie.
While still not telling us too much, the trailer closes with an epic shot of Natasha jumping out of an exploding helicopter while Taskmaster along with some other soldiers fire at her in mid-air.
The film is due for release in May 2020.
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