The first Black Widow trailer has arrived, and Natasha is heading back to Russia to deal with some unfinished business from her past.
No, you aren’t imaging things, this is indeed a Black Widow movie, and it does not erase the events of Avengers: Endgame. Black Widow follows a story set in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, placing it well before the events with Thanos.
The Black Widow trailer has a lot happening in it, and there are a lot of new faces to meet. Rachel Weisz is playing Melina Vostokoff, AKA Iron Maiden. She was also trained in the Red Room with the other Black Widows. Florence Pugh is playing Yelena Belova, the current Black Widow. As to David Harbour, he is playing Alexei Shostakov, AKA Red Guardian. He was part of Russia’s attempt at its own Super Soldier program to make their own version of Captain America.
The gentleman in the skull mask is a villain known as Taskmaster. Still no word on who is playing him. In the comics, he is a mercenary who has the ability to copy the fighting style of anyone he sees, making him a highly adaptable fighter.
And yes, that is indeed a de-aged William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross. Rumor is we will also see a de-aged return of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
The rumor is that should Black Widow do well financially, it could be the first of a trilogy of films, but we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays with audiences.
Black Widow hits theaters on May 1, 2020.