In an espionage move worthy of Natasha Romanoff herself, a explosive trailer for BLACK WIDOW snuck its way onto the Internet in the dead of night. And man is it killer!
With the Infinity Saga and Phase III fully in Marvel’s rearview mirror, many questioned the decision to have Marvel’s first Phase IV movie be about Black Widow. After all, she dies in ENDGAME so wouldn’t it make more sense to start branching out into new realms rather than rely on nostalgia. Well it seem like those people couldn’t be more wrong as BLACK WIDOW looks to be sufficiently badass.
What struck me the most about the trailer was how much it reminded me off an actual spy thriller. Aside from the money shot of Black Widow jumping off a building pursued by goons with machine guns, this feels very much in the vein of RED SPARROW and SPY GAME. Nice to see a moment of levity with David Harbour‘s Red Guardian squeezing himself into his old suit as well.
Very little is known regarding BLACK WIDOW’s plot at the moment, other than it will be set immediately after the events of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and will connect to Romanoff’s past as a Red Room spy.
BLACK WIDOW directed by Cate Shortland and starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz kicks its way into theaters May 1, 2020.