A new Black Widow trailer has been released by Marvel. The video comes not long after it was revealed that Disney and Marvel Studios will release the film this July. After more than a year of delays, Natasha Romanoff’s solo movie will debut both in theaters and on Disney+ this summer. Now, we have a new look at what to expect from it. Have a look.
Originally, Black Widow was supposed to hit theaters in May 2020. The pandemic changed all of that. Disney has had to shuffle its release calendar many times since. The problem, however, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is that these movies are all tied together. The studio can only wait so long before they have to get the train moving. As such, Black Widow will arrive in theaters this July. On the same date, it will be made available to Disney+ subscribers through the Premier Access program. Subscribers will have the option to pay an additional $30 to watch it from home.
Here is the synopsis for Black Widow.
“In Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”
While films like Godzilla vs. Kong has done well at the box office recently, Disney appears to be hedging its bets. Black Widow represents a sizable investment. And MCU movies regularly earn $1 billion or more worldwide under ideal circumstances. Yes, the situation has improved, but perhaps not enough to guarantee the best returns. By giving fans options, Disney stands the best chance of getting a solid return.
The movie is directed by Cate Shortland, with Marvel head Kevin Feige producing. It stars Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff round out the main ensemble. Taskmaster is set as the main villain.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther II, and Captain Marvel 2 have also been dated. Fantastic Four, Blade and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania have been announced but remain without release dates.
Black Widow arrives on July 9.