Marvel Studios has unveiled a 30-second teaser video, to excite their fans with just a little over two weeks left for the Black Widow to hit the cinemas and on Disney+ with Premier Access in select markets. By the looks of it, the teaser was Marvels’s way of promoting the Scarlett Johansson-led superhero movie. No fan is complaining about this, however. It gives them a peak about how dynamic the actions are going to be between Natasha Romanoff ( played by Johansson) and her father-figure Alexei Shostakov (played by David Harbour), who was formerly the Red Guardian. The Red Guardian happens to be Russia’s counterpart to Captain America.
At the start of the Black Widow trailer, Alexei is seen telling, “Natasha, you’re not just a spy. You’re an Avenger,” with the emphasis being put on the last word. In a continuation of that scene, Alexei tells Natasha and her sister-figure Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) that he “couldn’t be more proud” of them. But Natasha pushes him away before Yelena adds: “You smell really bad”. This kind of spoiler definitely tells the audience one thing, that the Red Guardian does not appeal to the nose. The trailer then skips to a scene where Yelena is seen wondering what brings Natasha home. As she replies (“We have unfinished business”), we see her go up against the villain Taskmaster, whose actor has still not been revealed.
Apart from Johansson, several other stars make their appearance in the show, including Harbour, Weisz, and Pugh, Black Widow also stars O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Natasha’s former ally Rick Mason, William Hurt as US Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (returning from Captain America: Civil War), and Ray Winstone as Red Room chief Dreykov. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/ Iron Man, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Cate Shortland (Somersault) directs off a screenplay by Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok). Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is the sole producer.
Black Widow is set to be released in UK and Ireland on the 7th of July, and in Australia and in the UAE on the 8th of July. The movie is expected to release in India on the 9th of July, in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, but the date has not been confirmed owing to the fact that the cinemas are still closed due to lockdown. However, it is expected that the movie will be available on Disney+ Hotstar from the 8th of October.