Marvel Studios has officially started marketing for their latest blockbuster “Black Widow.” The film is slated to release in theaters July 9, 2021, and premiere simultaneously on the Disney+ streaming service for an additional charge under the premier access brand.
The latest trailer showcases new, unseen footage from the film but also unveils story and direction for narrative something that fans of the franchise felt were lacking from previous footage. The tone is reminiscent of past films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The trailer comes off fresh and surprisingly different from anything the studio has released or shown. The footage is epic and reflective of a cohesive story along the lines of an action spy thriller akin to the “Mission Impossible” franchise.
After witnessing the trailer, one question needs to be addressed going forward. Is the film built upon what made Black Widow human or will it follow “WandaVision,” and “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” presented through the conduit of storytelling disguised as character study? Or will it be a swan song for the character of Black Widow, a character that fans of the MCU have been patiently waiting to get her time to shine in the spotlight. However, the film could be setting up further characters that are going to be fleshed out later in the franchise?
The synopsis reads “Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger”. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, the movie stars Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff.
Black Widow is slated to release in theaters on July 9, 2021, and on Disney+ Premier Access for an additional charge.