BLACK WIDOW: Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff Faces Down Some Old Friends In New Stills

BLACK WIDOW: Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff Faces Down Some Old Friends In New Stills

As we all wait to find out if Black Widow's release is going to be delayed, Empire has shared another couple of new stills from the Marvel movie featuring Nat (Scarlett Johansson) and some old friends...

As the world waits for what many believe to be an inevitable announcement that Disney/Marvel has delayed the release of Black Widow due to the coronavirus pandemic, Empire Magazine has shared two new stills from the upcoming Marvel movie.

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


The first image features Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) alongside members of her "family," Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova and David Harbour’s Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, while the second finds the Fallen Avenger facing down a whole host of her former friends from the Red Room. The odds down't look great... they could definitely use some more backup.

“I don’t really have the perspective on it yet,” Johansson tells the mag when asked how she feels about suiting-up as Black Widow for the last time. “I think it will take some time for it to sink in. It’s been such a constant in my life for a decade of time. Every 18 months, coming back to this family and continuing the journey with everyone… I think we all probably have mixed feelings about it, at least in specific scenes, but I really had a sense of accomplishment [after shooting finished on Black Widow]. I feel like I tried it all this time around. I really got to go to all those uncomfortable places and explore certain recesses of her.”

We'll keep you guys updated on the release situation. For now, check out the stills 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.

Black Widow #1

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.

 

 

Black Widow #2

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. The movie hits theaters on May 1st. Let us know if you're looking forward to the movie in the comments.
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