Black Widow trailer, release date, cast and everything we know

by admin January 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has been one of the key characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a decade. While fellow Avengers Iron Man, Thor and Captain America have headlined plenty of their own movies, however, she’s always been part of an ensemble. Until now. 

The new Black Widow movie, due in cinemas on May 1, 2020 (that’s the UK and US release date), puts the spotlight firmly on Natasha Romanoff, and her shady past as an assassin trained by the Russian government – and it’s about time. A solo film has been long-overdue for such a popular character and we’ve only ever had one other female-fronted movie from the MCU – Captain Marvel – which is kind of rubbish. But this is also a massive deal for Marvel itself. 

In the aftermath of the universe-changing events of Avengers: Endgame – and the subsequent palate cleanser of Spider-Man: Far From Home – this is the first film to emerge from the MCU’s Phase 4. It’s an exciting new chapter for Marvel, that’ll feature Black Panther and Doctor Strange sequels, as well as newbies like The Eternals and Shang-Chi. As such, Black Widow is at the vanguard of the new era.

As we wait for Black Widow to leap back into action, read on to find out all you need to know about the Black Widow movie, including its release date, trailer, cast and how it fits into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. Spoilers for older MCU films follow.

Black Widow release date: in cinemas in 2020

The Black Widow movie is set for release in the UK and US on May 1, 2020. Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame (the highest-grossing movie of all time) released on April 26, 2018 and April 25, 2019, respectively, so this is traditionally a strong time of year for Marvel.