Black Widow is scheduled to hit the big screen on May 1, 2020, and fans are eager to find out more about it.
Select attendees at San Diego Comic-Con got to see some of the stars live, and they also got a special sneak peak of the film.
The teaser trailer shown at SDCC has not been officially released yet, but one fan took a recording during the closed-door special preview.
The video (found below) is mostly just the audio from the trailer, with almost none of the screen visible, but it still gives fans an idea of what it contained.
Based on fan descriptions and what we could hear in the leak, here is what we know.
The teaser trailer opened with scenes from Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers, and Captain America, Civil War and a narration by Scarlett Johansson, who plays the role of Black Widow.
Johansson’s voiceover says that she had nothing before she had this job, and she got her family because of it.
She says that she was better because of it, but that she has made mistakes and can’t go back.
The new part of the teaser was set in Budapest and showed Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) climbing a spiral staircase and entering a room while holding a gun.
Romanoff says “I know you know I’m out here” followed by “Wanna talk like grown ups?”
She is speaking to Yelena, played by Florence Pugh. They aim their guns at each other, and Yelena backs into the kitchen.
The two characters then begin an intense, very evenly matched fight.
They leave the room in ruins as a result of their fight.
Romanoff tries to hold Yelena down and gag her with a towel at one point, but gets thrown off.
A knife is pulled at one point. They end up fighting in the living room, and try to choke each other with a curtain.
The scene then cuts to show Romanoff calling Yelena “Sis” and the two of them having a drink.
Lots of short flashes follow this. We see a motorcycle chase, gunfights, a car accident, flashes of what appears to be other people wearing the Black Widow gauntlets, fighting in the streets, and someone jumping through a window.
Romanoff mentions the red in her ledger that she wants to wipe out, which is something that fans have wanted to find out more about since she first said it on screen in The Avengers in 2012.
It seems that this may finally be the time for us to learn more about that red.
We see someone who appears to be Taskmaster for the first time, with a mask and a shield with a logo on it.
The trailer ends with Romanoff and Taskmaster fighting on a bridge, with the two of them moving very similarly.
The Red Room
Fans expect to find out much more about the Red Room in this film.
The Red Room in the comics was a Soviet training facility where Romanoff and many others were trained to become highly specialized spies named Black Widows.
In the comics, Yelena Belova was one of the many girls who trained in the Red Room.
Belova was sent to kill Romanova (Romanoff’s original surname), but later became her ally.
Eventually, she took on the name of Black Widow.
With Black Widow’s death in the MCU, there is speculation that Yelena or perhaps someone else from the Red Room could take over the role of Black Widow in upcoming movies.
David Harbour was recently confirmed to be playing the role of Alexei Shostakov, a.k.a the Red Guardian.
Red Guardian is sometimes referred to as the Soviet Union’s equivalent to Captain America.
Rachel Weisz will be playing the role of Melina, who has also been through the vigorous training of the Red Room several times.
O-T Fagbenle will be playing the role of Mason. Fagbenle has described Mason as a kind of a fixer for spies.
There is some speculation about who will fill the role of Taskmaster, since that now appears to be the main villain in the film.
For now, we have to make do with the leaked footage below to glean some details about the film.
Hopefully there will be more info and content for fans before the movie is released on May 1st of next year.