Black Widow is one in every of a handful of tasks that we all know is coming within the subsequent period of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie has been taking pictures for over a month abroad with director Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome, Lore) on the helm and Scarlett Johansson again within the lead function because the SHIELD agent turned Avenger. However despite the fact that the film is at present in manufacturing, particulars have been saved underneath tight wraps. Fortunately, Marvel Studios lastly pulled again the curtain a bit at San Diego Comedian-Con.
Discover out what we discovered from the Black Widow Comedian-Con panel under.
Black Widow Footage
Director Cate Shortland, and forged members Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O.T. Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz appeared onstage to discuss Black Widow, which continues to be in manufacturing in London. However the upcoming solo movie of everybody’s favourite murderer has sufficient footage to indicate a teaser that was quickly screened for an electrified viewers. Right here’s what we noticed of the footage under.
Glimpses of Natasha’s previous come flooding within the teaser, flashing by the her murderer academy reminiscences from Avengers: Age of Ultron. “I made a household,” Natasha opines, because the footage leads into her flip in Captain America: Civil Warfare, when she decided to let Captain America escape as an alternative of capturing him. “They’re coming for you,” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) warns, as she flees…setting the stage for Black Widow, which seemingly takes place after the occasions of Captain America: Civil Warfare.
In Budapest, Natasha cautiously makes her method up an outdated, turn-of-the-century condo constructing with a lavish staircase however weathered partitions. Coming into an condo she factors her gun and requires Yelena, saying, “We’re grown-ups right here.” Florence Pugh’s Yelena seems from across the nook, pointing her gun. They stand mere inches aside, weapons in one another’s faces for a number of seconds earlier than they each disarm one another, the digital camera displaying their swish parallel actions — clearly college students of the identical college. The dirty, tactile combat is paying homage to the Bourne movies, particularly in its low gentle and intense close-ups. Discovering their ordinary ways too well-matched, their combat will get nasty and brutal, with Natasha pushing Yelena’s head down a sink and Yelena breaking a plate over Natasha’s head, and finally resorting to knives. They discover themselves at a number of impasses, till each of them have positioned one another in chokeholds with the condo’s curtains. After a minimize to black, they’re proven having drinks.
“It’s good to see you too,” Natasha says, handing Yelena a shot glass.
The teaser leads into a number of automotive chases, with Natasha weaving out and in of Jap European streets. We get fast pictures of solemn, Brutalist imagery and foreboding silhouettes.”I removed my ledger,” Natasha declares, although it looks as if she hasn’t fully been rid of her previous. The teaser closes out with Natasha getting pinned behind a flaming automotive on a bridge, with hooded man attacking her in the course of the road. The hooded uniform and its glossy design with pink lining resembles that of Taskmaster, a Marvel villain that has just lately been rumored to look in Black Widow. However who’s underneath the go well with?
Black Widow Takes Place As She’s a “Totally Realized Lady”
The forged and crew flew in from London this morning to speak in regards to the movie.
“I believe that’s what drew me to the story is she has so many secrets and techniques and he or she’s received a lot vulnerability and that’s what makes her such an excellent heroine,” Shortland mentioned. “On this movie we get to know her previous and he or she will get to place all of the items of herself collectively and are available out an entire individual.”
But it surely’s necessary to know that this isn’t a prequel, however a movie that takes place after Natasha is a “absolutely realized girl” after the occasions of Captain America: Civil Warfare.
“I don’t assume I may have performed this iteration of Natasha 10 years in the past, it will have been a really totally different movie,” Johansson mentioned. “I get to play Natasha as a totally realized girl in all her many aspects, and I’m excited to see followers to see what she perceives to be that flawed aspect of her. And I’m trying to wipe out that pink in my ledger.”
Harbour gave a touch that his character, Alexei (aka The Purple Guardian), has “difficult emotions about [Captain America] which we’ll come to know that later.” In the meantime Yelena is a “sister determine to Natasha,” Pugh mentioned, whereas Fagbenle performs Mason, an outdated contact of Natasha’s earlier than she labored with SHIELD, and a possible love curiosity. Sorry, Hulk. “There’s a captivating relationship, however there’s a romantic undercurrent,” Fagbenle mentioned. “Nicely, extra on my aspect, nevertheless it’s laborious to have a relationship when you will have a crush on a world killer.”
In the meantime Weisz’s mysterious Melina is a “fairly powerful chick” however the actress was tight-lipped on who she was, precisely. However maybe a touch is that the hooded determine we noticed in that footage was fairly slim.
Following Captain Marvel, that is the second movie within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to present a feminine character her personal solo function movie. Followers have been clamoring for a Black Widow film ever because the character was launched in Iron Man 2, and now they’re lastly getting what they need. However will this story be satisfying sufficient to fulfill followers who weren’t pleased with the character’s destiny in Avengers: Endgame? Will this film give us one thing that enhances her character and units the stage for what’s coming on this subsequent section of the MCU? We’ll discover out quickly sufficient.
Black Widow is scheduled to hit theaters on Could 1, 2020.