As expected, Marvel Studios announces the release date for the Scarlett Johansson Black Widow movie, which gets released May 1, 2020.
Cate Shortland is directing the movie, which also stars Rachel Weisz as Malena, Stranger Things’ David Harbour as Alexi, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova.
“I don’t think I could have played this iteration of Natasha 10 years ago,” said Johansson at the SDCC. “It would’ve been a very different film. I get to play Natsha as a fully realized woman and in all of her many facets. I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her, what she perceives to be the flawed side of her. And I’m looking to wipe out some of that red in my ledger, so you guys will be seeing a lot of that.”
Pugh describes her character, Yelena, as a “sister figure to Natasha,” while Fagbenle plays a contact from Black Widow’s past. “There’s a kind of romantic undercurrent,” Fagbenle said. “At least, I’m kind of into her.”
“What is more exciting than the mythology of the Marvel universe?” Weisz added. “There is nothing more exciting and escapist and interesting. But also they’ve really put at the forefront really strong, powerful female characters and Cate Shortland our director and working alongside Scarlett and Florence, two incredibly powerful characters. Malena, my character, is a pretty tough chick. David and O-T are pretty awesome too. I love men as well as women.”
The first footage from Black Widow also dropped revealing Taskmaster as the villain.