Yesterday, Disney reshuffled its theatrical slate amid the coronavirus outbreak. One of the high-profile films shifted was Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, which moved from its May 1 release back to November 6, where Eternals was originally dated.
While speaking with Total Film Magazine, Marvel Studios President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige share new story details for the upcoming film.
She has such a rich backstory…We’ve hinted at it throughout all the other films. But we approach it in a completely unexpected way. She’s been up to a lot all along – in between when we see her in the other movies – some of which will be surprising to people.
The studio has been keeping main story details under wraps, but we do know that the film is set to take place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. We imagine we will see flashbacks from Natasha Romanoff’s training, her first encounter with the Winter Soldier, as mentioned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and possibly events prior to her joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (first appearance was in Iron Man 2). We do know that we will see a young Natasha, as the studio cast 12-year-old actress, Ever Anderson (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter) in the role.
Here is the official synopsis for Black Widow as provided by Marvel Studios:
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.
Directed by Cate Shortland, the film sees the return of Scarlett Johansson in her 9th film appearance as Natasha, Florence Pugh (Midsommar) as Yelena, David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz (Oz The Great and Powerful) as Melina, William Hurt (The Incredible Hulk) as Thunderbolt Ross, Ray Winstone (The Departed) as Dreykov, The Leader of the Red Room and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as the mysterious Mason.
Black Widow will hit theaters on November 6, 2020.