Marvel Studios dropped a Black Widow special look trailer at last night’s championship game and they’ve followed it up with a short behind the scenes featurette discussing the character’s legacy. The brief minute long look discusses Scarlett Johansson’s long history with the MCU as Natasha Romanoff, including clips from the past starting with her first hallway fight sequence in Iron Man 2.
All through the featurette, Scarlett Johansson weighs in on the chance to delve in deeper into the character’s past and feel surreal to even get a shot at this after spending 10 years in the MCU. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also chimed in, acknowledging the endless fan campaigns that have persisted to get Marvel to make this film.
There’s one movie people have been asking us to make for a very long time. More so than any other film. And that’s the Black Widow movie.
Director Cate Shortland closes things off by revealing how we’ll get to explore facets of Widow’s past that we haven’t seen before. She also conveyed her sense of excitement for the film by her understanding that Romanoff isn’t really a hero in the traditional sense; far from it in fact, she was an assassin of sorts. Check out the complete video below:
While the trailer and featurette were dropped to cash in on the championship game, it’s a neat coincidence that it happened just around the time the Oscar nominations were announced. Both Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh who star in Black Widow have nabbed Oscar nods, the former for her work in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit and the latter in Little Women. The trailer is already raking up views although it may not end up crossing any major milestones; the full-length trailers are reserved for those.
Black Widow hits theaters on May 1, 2020 (or Apr 30, 2020). It is directed by Cate Shortland from a script by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson and stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbanle and Rachel Weisz with appearances by William Hurt and possibly Robert Downey Jr. (most likely through archive footage). It is most certainly one of my most anticipated films of 2020.