Black Widow will stream on Disney+ from 9 July
Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Cate Shortland and written by Eric Pearson from a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. Set after Captain America: Civil War (2016), the film sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront her past.
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.
Black Widow Release Date: Black Widow, once planned to debut in May 2020, had been set to kick off the summer movie season on 7 May. It will instead premiere on 9 July.
Black Widow Cast:
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
- Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova / Black Widow
- David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian
- O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason
- William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross
- Ray Winstone as Dreykov
- Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff / Black Widow
Black Widow Teaser & Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxAtuMu_ph4
“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences,” said Kareem Daniel, Disney’s distribution chief. “By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world.”
For theatres, which are beginning to reopen after punishing months of closure due to the pandemic, the announcement was a blow to hopes of an imminent recovery. While bigger and bigger films have turned to streaming and premium-on-demand in recent months, Marvel movies are Hollywood’s most bankable box-office behemoths.
The Pixar film Luca will bypass theatres entirely. On 18 June, it will debut exclusively on Disney+. In December when announcing an ambitious array of streaming programming, the company suggested that Disney+ would regularly be home to Pixar, among other brands.
Over the next few years, Disney is planning to premiere directly on Disney+, not just an armada of Star Wars and Marvel series but 15 live-action, Pixar and animated series, and 15 live-action, Pixar and animated movies.
The studio also postponed the releases of Free Guy (From 21 May to 13 August); Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (from 9 July to 3 August); Deep Water (from 13 August to January 2022); The King’s Man (from 20 August to 22 December); and Death on the Nile (from 17 September to February 2022).
The Black Widow movie marks the first MCU installment directly solely by a woman, with Cate Shortland at the reigns. Apparently the studio met with more than 70 filmmakers for the job before landing on the esteemed Austrailian director. Known for Berlin Syndrome (2017), Lore (2012), and Somersault (2004), Shortland is working with Blacklist writer Jac Schaeffer’s script to deliver a powerful moment for Natasha Romanoff, published by - The Beyond News (Entertainment)