New 'Black Widow' trailer delves into Natasha Romanoff's childhood
Marvel Studios released a new trailer for the much-anticipated superhero flick Black Widow recently. The trailer starts with Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow saying, "You don't know everything about me, I've lived a lot of lives." The movie starring Scarlett Johansson is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and will go for simultaneous release in theaters and Disney+ on July 9.
'Avengers: Endgame' nostalgia: Romanoff reminds fans of her death
The new Black Widow trailer shows Romanoff and her sister Yelena Belova played by Florence Pugh along with a new voiceover. She reminds the viewers that this movie is a prequel and that she had died in Avengers: Endgame. There is also new footage of Romanoff as a kid with multi-color hair. "One thing's for sure, I'm done running from my past," she says.
We have unfinished business, Marvel captions the 'Black Widow' trailer
The film will introduce new actors in the MCU
Besides Pugh, the action-packed Marvel film will also star actors Rachel Weisz as Melina, the other Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, and William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross. It is the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film's release was delayed due to the pandemic. Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.
'Will continue to employ best options to deliver unparalleled storytelling'
Last month, Kareem Daniel, Chairman of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, had talked about "leveraging a flexible distribution strategy" via their streaming service, Disney+. He had announced that they are committed to providing "consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences." "We will continue to employ the best options to deliver Disney's unparalleled storytelling to fans around the world," he had said.
Movie theater owners are not happy with Disney's move
Meanwhile, theater owners, whose business have been hit hard by the pandemic restrictions since last year, are naturally not happy with this development. The decision to release a marquee film like Black Widow on their Disney+ streaming service has met with resistance. There hasn't been a big resurgence of movie fans even after cinema re-openings in cities like Los Angeles and New York City.