Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is the movie Marvel fans have long awaited. So watch the trailer and let us know what you think!
Although we do get some flashbacks to what likely counts as an origin story, the movie isn’t just about that. Instead it’s a family reunion. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
“I did not want it to be an origin story,” Johansson told Vanity Fair. “I did not want it to be an espionage story. I didn’t want it to feel superficial at all.
“I only wanted to do it if it actually fit where I was with that character. I had spent such a long time peeling those layers away – I felt that unless we got to something deep, then there was no reason to make it.
Of course, if you’ve seen “Avengers: Endgame,” you know this entire movie is a ‘flashback’ for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know Natasha’s fate.
“Black Widow” is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige and hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020.