Marvel Studios has kept a lot of their post-Endgame film projects under wraps and we’ve certainly gotten some surprises, but one that they couldn’t hide is the currently filming Black Widow. That film is now set for a May 1st, 2020 debut and a trailer for it was shown at SDCC.
“I don’t think I could have played this iteration of Natasha 10 years ago,” said Johansson. “I get to play her as a fully realized woman in all of her many facets. I am excited for fans to see the flawed side of her. I’m looking to wipe out that red in my ledger.”
The film is set to star Scarlet Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz.
We learned previously that Cate Shortland has signed on for the project after working on the Nazi drama film Lore previously. The Australian director doesn’t have a huge slate of films in her list but it factors into how Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have worked previously when exploring projects like this, often to great success.
The screenplay has Jac Shaeffer turning in the most recent script for it and is according to initial reports is supposed take place before the events of the first Avengers film back in 2012.