By Creative Media Times
After a long wait since her introduction to the MCU franchise in Iron Man 2 (2010), Natasha Romanoff’s standalone movie is almost here, with Marvel Studios releasing the film’s first trailer today. Scarlett Johansson returns to play the character with Cate Shortland directing.
The thrilling new trailer is heavy on action and delves into Romanoff’s past. “Nothing lasts forever,” Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff says. “I’ve lived a lot of lives, but I’m done running from my past.”
Given what transpired in this year’s blockbuster juggernaut Avengers:Endgame, the film takes place during the period of time between “Captain America: Civil War” where the Avengers split in two teams battling each other, and last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”
The footage also features Yelena (played by Florence Pugh), a character referred to as Romanoff’s sister-figure and also uses the name “Black Widow” in the comics. We also see the rest of her assassin family such as Russian super-soldier Red Guardian (David Harbour) and seasoned spy Melina (Rachel Weisz).
Black Widow is set for release in theaters on May 1, 2020.