Two New Epic “Black Widow” Videos Reveal Marvel’s Big Return to Theaters
The first Black Widow video is just a ripping 45-second teaser that showcases why people are so stoked for director Cate Shortland’s film. It gives us a few fresh looks at the film’s villain, Taskmaster, a masked master of whatever his opponent’s fighting style is. This means that Taskmaster will be able to do whatever Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johnasson) can do—and we know that’s a lot. The second video is a 90-second clip that features Natasha and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) fighting their way out of a building, onto a rooftop, and, well—you’ll have to watch to see what happens from there.
Both the video and the clip highlight Black Widow‘s surfeit of thrilling action sequences. The film is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, with Natasha confronting her past, and the people she left behind, to become an Avenger. Those people include Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz) and Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour), who, along with Yelena, all appear to be allies against the Taskmaster and the shadowy force trying to take Natasha out.
Check out the two videos below. Black Widow opens in theaters and on Disney + Premiere Access on July 9.
Here’s the official synopsis from Marvel Studios:
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: L-r: Taskmaster and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW. Courtesy Marvel Studios.