Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow standalone film has received a release date! Gear up fans and fella's for the movie is set to release on May 1, 2020. Word about a Black Widow standalone movie started as soon as Avengers: Endgame's release date neared. Fans have been eager for a Black Widow standalone film for a long time now. So thankfully, Marvel has done the deed! Not just that, the release date and cast of the film have also been revealed! Marvel Phase 4 Films Revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2019! From Black Widow to Thor 4, Here’s the Complete List of Films and TV Series
At the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con as Marvel Studio took up one slot to announce their upcoming projects, Scar Jo's Black Widow standalone was also part of it. The complete cast was also announced and turns out, the makers have roped in David Harbour as Alexei, Florence Pugh as Yelena, Rachel Weisz as Melina, and O.T. Fagbenle as Mason. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: From Lead Man Simon Liu to Return of Iron Man 3 Villain, All You Need To Know About Marvel's Superhero Film
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW with Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Cate Shortland. In theaters May 1, 2020. pic.twitter.com/7WGECDIw3t
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
Boasting a strong female cast with David Harbour as the only exception, the film is helmed by Cate Shortland. From what has been speculated, the film will probably take us back to the times when Natasha Romanoff was just a girl scraping through her odds when she was roped in to be an assassin for life and eventually found her way to become an integral part of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A time frame has not been set by the makers yet or rather, they don't want to reveal the same. However, there are a lot of questions about Black Widow's past that will be answered in the movie. Harbour will be playing the Red Guardian in the movie while Florence Pugh has been described as a sister figure to Natasha. As for Weisz, nothing essential has been revealed yet. Perhaps by the end of this year, we'll probably get a peek at what the film could be about!