New Footage Revealed in Ripping “Black Widow” Featurette

Marvel has just released a new Black Widow featurette that boasts some fresh footage of director Cate Shortland’s upcoming film. We’ve been waiting a long, long time to see Scarlett Johansson reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff, especially after the (extremely belated spoiler alert) tragic sacrifice Natasha made in Avengers: Endgame. The new video teases what happened to Natasha before she had to face Thanos in Infinity War and Endgame, on a trip home that reunites her with her past, and her former family.

Natasha’s family includes Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), a sister (of sorts) who seems just as capable as Black Widow at handling herself and any challenges that come her way. We’ve seen these two tangle with a gun-toting motorcyclist in this clip, while the new video shows Yelena handling some serious firepower, and the sisters toasting their respective wounds over a cold beer. Natasha will also be reunited with Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz) and Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour), who appear to be allies against the Taskmaster, the villain capable of matching any adversaries’ skill sets, and who is hellbent on taking Natasha, and her family, down for good.  

Black Widow will be the first big Marvel movie to hit theaters since the pandemic scuttled its release plans more than a year ago, and the first film in Marvel’s Phase 4. It’s also a reminder of why seeing a movie like this in the theater is an unbeatable experience. Sure, this new featurette is fun to watch on your computer, but it’ll be a thousand times more compelling, and engrossing, on the big screen.

Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ Premiere Access on July 9. Check out the video below.

Here’s the official synopsis from Marvel:

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. 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. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe— will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on July 9, 2021.

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Featured image: Taskmaster in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.


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