‘Black Widow’: Scarlett Johansson now Executive Producer & where it falls during the MCU timeline!
The internet is buzzing around the release of the new trailer for Marvel’s next adventure focused on the Russian assassin most of us know as Natasha ‘Black Widow’ Romanoff. But that’s not the only reason why we’re excited.
Just for a second let’s celebrate the growth of Marvel studios and Hollywood for green lighting what will be the blockbuster set off of 2020! Not only is this film long over due, but for years that has been in the hands of male roles especially when looking back at Marvel’s movie release history, so it’s finally good to see that mold broken. And what a character to be so ambitious with.
Heres what actress Scarlett Johansson had to say about her upcoming solo film ‘Black Widow’!
“The movie packs a big punch,” Johansson said in a recent interview. "If that slot is reserved for movies that pack a big punch, then we're in a good, good space."
Johansso also spoke about her stepping into Executive Producer shoes on this one. "It’s liberating in a way. I feel like I'm in control of the destiny of this film, which gives me a lot more peace of mind. I know her better than anybody. What was her childhood like? What is her relationship to figures of authority? This character is gritty and multi-dimensional but has a lot of trauma and has led an unexamined life. In order to operate at this elite level, she has probably had to push away a lot of stuff."
The film takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and sometime before Avengers: Infinity War. Trust us folks, we were a little thrown do to the ending of Avengers: Endgame but Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has asked fans to trust him on this.
"There's a method to the madness," Feige said in June. "There's always a method and doing things in an unexpected way is something we find fun. There are ways to do prequels that are less informative or answer questions you didn't necessarily have, and then there are ways to do prequels where you learn all sorts of things you never knew before."
Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland. The film stars Johansson returning as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
And while the trailer is rumored to release December 3rd 2019, the actual film is expected to release in May 1st, 2020!
We will keep you all up to date as more develops and also be on the look out for the ‘Black Widow’ trailer on wearecritix.com and on all of our social media platforms!