Marvel Studios has finally honored us with another look at the highly anticipated Black Widow. Fans have been waiting for a long time for the solo film that revolves around Scarlett Johansson’s character, Natasha Romanoff.
They have had to wait a long time because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The movie was initially scheduled for release back in May 2020. However, Marvel had to push it to November but it got delayed yet again to May of this year. And yet again to July, the movie will be debuting on Disney+ on Premier Access.
Marvel has revealed the date as well which will be on July 9th. Black Widow will be focusing on the period of time between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: infinity War when Natasha was on the run. Her journey while shes on the run will take her back to her Russian roots as well as the Red Room where she was trained.
The trailers that were previously released for the venture confirmed that Natasha will reunite with her former family. Her family includes Yelena Belova played by Florence Pugh, Melina Vostokoff played by Rachel Weisz and Alexei Shostakov played by David Harbour.
Their mission is to demolish the Red Room. Marvel has been extremely quiet and lowkey about the film’s promotion so far. The studio has finally shared the newest trailer for Black Widow. Marvel’s highly anticipated female superhero movie, Black Widow is still expected to be premiered on the big screen. Bob Chapek, Disney’s CEO, revealed that they are still intending for it to be a theatrical release.
Black Widow’s Theatrical Release
He shared that they are going to be watching very carefully to see whether that strategy needs to be revisited. The movie is set to release on the big screens by May 7. Bob also shared that the factors the company will be monitoring includes how many theaters remain closed in the U.S.
It will also depend upon the audience’s demand for the theatrical experience as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Disney is also considered an ally of the theatrical experience and has been reluctant to break the traditional window. However, Marvel has other properties which were also tied to Black Widow. The venture has been patiently sitting on the shelf since May 2020. Disney is also experimenting with releasing films on Disney+. Although this will only be under the Premier Access tier which will be for an additional $29.99.
Projects like Mulan and the upcoming venture, Raya and the Last Dragon will debut under the Premier Access tier on March 6 day-and-date with a theatrical release. Although the movie Soul was premiered on Disney+ with no additional cost and helped lure strong subscription numbers.
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow as the sole hero was first pushed to hit the big screen back on November 6, 2020. Other movies under Marvel include Shang Chi, and The Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, and Spider-Man 3.