Everything we know about the Black Widow movie
The movie is set in Budapest. The fans heard Romanoff's mention of Budapest in the first Avengers movie in 2012, when she talked to Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) about a mysterious adventure in the Hungarian city. (Read: Black Widow en español.)
According to the deadline, there could even be a cameo by Avengers member Tony Stark / Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.). However, Marvel has yet to officially announce that Downey Jr. is in the film, and neither Marvel nor Disney immediately responded to a request for a comment on the casting mentions.
When does it happen?
The film is set shortly after "Captain America: Civil War", but before "Infinity War" and "Endgame", making it a precursor to the recent Avengers films. Which makes sense, considering what happened to Romanoff during the final.
In the Black Widow movie, fans will see what happened after Romanoff went into exile after Captain America and Bucky Barnes escaped in the Civil War.
Which footage was shown on the Comic-Con and D23?
Comic-Con 2019 attendees saw some of the epic battle scenes between Scarlett Johansson and fellow actor Florence Pugh as the character Yelena Belova. The two were described as sisters.
The SDCC footage includes previous Romanoff footage from Marvel films such as Iron Man 2, Age of Ultron, Civil War and Endgame.
Then the video changes to a shot of Budapest, in which Romanoff approaches the door of a residential building with his weapon drawn. Romanoff searches each room until she hears a Russian-accented woman say, "I know you're out there." It is Belova and her weapon is also drawn.
The two have a depressed, sluggish fight in different rooms of the apartment. Belova's moves are similar to those of Romanoff, which could mean that they were coached by the same person. The fight ends with the characters gagging each other with a shower curtain on the floor.
The SDCC footage also includes a motorcycle hunt; Romanoff and Belova drink something where Romanoff calls them "sister". and Romanoff said, "I have a very special ability" and wanted to delete the red from their general ledger. Interestingly, there are some attitudes of other women in costumes like Black Widow's, which implies that other Russian agents could replace them at any time.
Theslightly extends the SDCC image and also shows a new white outfit for Black Widow. The battle scene between ScarJo and Pugh culminates in the revelation that Pugh is the sister of Black Widow, Yelena, and the fight was merely the welcome sister of Natasha.
Who is the main villain, Taskmaster?
Other SDCC footage shows Romanoff's car being blown up by the evil Taskmaster. They fight and Romanoff realizes that he can mirror all their fighting movements – much like Belova in the previous fight. Could Belova be a secret taskmaster, or is there more in this mysterious villain?
The supervillain appeared for the first time in 1980 in the comic series The Avengers. His superpowers include the ability to imitate his opponent's physical moves by simply seeing them.
Taskmaster wears a hood over his head and uses a protective shield. In the comics, Taskmaster also taught criminals how to improve their combat skills.
Andy Park, Director of Visual Development at Marvel Studios, released the first concept graphic for the film on July 22 on Instagram, in which Black Widow shows the fight against Taskmaster.
Who is the Red Guard?
Stranger Things and Hellboy Starwas cast as Alexei Shostakov, also known as the Red Guardian.
The Red Guard appeared for the first time in the comics in The Avengers # 43. The comics have Shostakov as a longtime KGB agent, but it is still unclear whether his character will be an enemy or ally of Romanoff.
Who makes the movie?
Cate Shortland is the first director to hire Marvel to shoot a full-length live action film single-handedly. Shortland is best known for her women-run films Lore and Berlin Syndrome.
The script was written by scriptwriter and producer Jac Schaeffer, best known for her other superhero movie, Captain Marvel. Black Widow is the first film to be filmed and staged.
When is the release date?
Black Widow will be released worldwide on May 1, 2020.
Who is in the cast?
Still no official word, if Jeremy Renner will repeat his role as Hawkeye in the Black Widow movie.
This article was originally published on July 25 and will be updated as new news arrives.