BLACK WIDOW: Scarlett Johansson's Deadly Avenger Evades Some Old Friends In New Still

BLACK WIDOW: Scarlett Johansson's Deadly Avenger Evades Some Old Friends In New Still

A new still from Marvel's upcoming Black Widow movie has been released, and this one features Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) doing her best to evade some fellow Red Room graduates. Check it out...

We recently found out that Black Widow had been pushed back from its original release date due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and while we have been assured that the Cate Shortland-directed film will hit theaters at some point, we haven't been given any indication of when that might be.

For now, marketing and promotion for the movie continues, and we have a new still featuring a concered-looking Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) taking cover while some of her old Red Room assassin associates conduct a search of the area.

BLACK WIDOW Star Scarlett Johansson Covers EW; New Images And Details Revealed

Johansson suggested that Black Widow would feature a shift in tone from the type of movies we're used to seeing in the MCU during a recent interview.

“I think part of Kevin Feige’s genius is that he always thinks about what fans expect out of these films and then gives them something that they never could’ve dreamed of,” she explained. “The idea of Natasha Romanoff in a family drama is the least expected thing, and I had to wrap my head around what that was going to be because there’s such a big tonal shift.”

Check out the image below along with the final trailer and some previously released artwork, and let us know if you're looking forward to Black Widow in the comments.

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Black Widow Vs. Taskmaster

8.25 x 11.75 Mounted Print - Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Widow - Fight

Some awesome, animation-style artwork of Widow taking on Taskmaster.

We still don't know who'll be playing the villain, but cast member O. T. Fagbenle recently sent speculation into overdrive with a Tweet. That could all be misdirection, of course, as his character has been rumored to be the one under the mask for a while now.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe - Black Widow - Bars

Another look at Scarlett Johansson as The Fallen Avenger, Natasha Romanoff.

Although this movie has been confirmed to be a prequel (Widow met her maker in Avengers: Endgame, after all), there's a lot of speculation that at least part of the story will play out post-Endgame. Romanoff is not expected to be resurrected, but many believe that Florence Pugh's character Yelena Belova may end up taking over the Black Widow mantle.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe - Black Widow - Run

Although fans have been asking for a standalone Black Widow adventure for many years, Johansson recently revealed that she actually wasn't all that interested - until she met director Cate Shortland, who was intrigued by the character's resilience.

“We just bonded over stories about trust and about intimacy and about women surviving,” Shortland says of her initial chat with the actress. “You didn’t have to be a superhero to identify with a woman who has had a really tough childhood and has survived and has a huge heart and helps other people.”

Yelena Belova

Marvel Cinematic Universe - Black Widow - Yelena

Florence Pugh will play Yelena Belova in Marvel's first (and most likely only) solo Black Widow movie. She has previously gained acclaim for her performances in the likes of WWE wrestling biopic Fighting With My Family and Ari Aster's Midsommar.

Widow, Yelena, Red Guardian and Taskmaster

Finally, we have an awesome new shot of Natasha, Yelena and Red Guardian with Taskmaster looming in the background.
"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—hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020." --Marvel Studios."

Black Widow also stars William Hurt, Ray Winstone and Olivier Richters. Let us know if you're looking forward to the movie in the comments.
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