Natasha Romanoff is back on the big screen! Black Widow, a Cate Shortland movie starring Scarlet Johansson reprising her super-hero role, is unfortunately postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The movie did not go out on April 29, 2020 in France, but has been postopned to July 7, 2021. A Marvel movie following Captain America: Civil War in terms of MCU chronology and taking us to the spy and Avengers member’s solo adventure looking for answers about her past.
Moving on to the cast, in addition to Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow, we have David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy…), Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Little Women…), O.T. Fagbenle (Doctor Who, The Handmaid’s Tale…), Rachel Weisz (The Mercy, The Favorite…), Ray Winstone (King of Thieves, Cats…), William Hurt (The Last Full Measure, Avengers: Endgame…), and even Robert Downey Jr. (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Dolittle)… who – rumor has it – could reprise his role as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.
The movie follows the adventures of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow and Avengers super-hero, who went to look for answers about her past in Russia, right after the events of Captain America: Civil War. A movie in which the spy meets several iconic Marvel characters such as Red Guardian (David Harbour) or even Taskmaster, the movie’s villain. A movie in which Natasha Romanoff will also meet other Black Widow… as well as her sister!
Black Widow is a super-hero movie rather far from what Marvel Studios usually delivers, and looks like - in terms of story-telling - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, with a simple but effective spy-based plot yet without being a major game-changer. We particularly enjoyed Johansson's performance, always flawless as a character returning to what we discovered in Avengers, mischievous and manipulative. Rather delightful.
We also appreciate the pace, rather concise and sustained of the movie, balanced so it never lacks action. A movie with interesting photography, a bit cold but echoing to this "cold war" climate for the "Red Chamber" matching the movie's overall vibe. A refreshing movie likely to delight fans from the outset... But make sure you stay until the end of the end credits, the movie delivers two post-credit scenes, including one making the link with the phase 4 of the MCU that started with series available on Disney+.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 7 July 2021