Black Widow will be the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), directed by Cate Shortland and starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, alongside David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. It’s set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, but before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, and is centered around Romanoff being on the run, forced to confront her past while facing a new threat. Read more for the first teaser trailer and additional information.
Did you know that development for a Black Widow film began all the way back in April 2004? This is when the rights were owned by Lionsgate, with David Hayter attached to write and direct. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the project rights were reverted to Marvel Studios by June 2006 and Johansson expressed interest in a solo film several times over the following years, before Schaeffer and Shortland were hired in 2018. It’s set to hit theaters in May 2020.