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‘Black Widow’ Film Getting Strong Comics Market Support

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The Black Widow film is set for a May 1st, 2020 debut and you can tell a lot about the kind of support it gets from what Marvel Comics does. Seeding the book market and other sectors ahead of the film helps to build a cohesive marketing effort and the comics side plays a good role in this. Marvel Comics is looking to bring out two new collections and a poster book before the film arrives.

The Black Widow Omnibus is a hardcover book that will land on April 7th, 2020 priced at $100. Coming in at 896 pages, it’ll include a slew of appearances for the character over the decades.

Black Widow: Welcome to the Game is a softcover trade that will arrive in January priced at $34.99. It’ll include the 2004 Black Widow miniseries as well as The Things They Say About Her. It’ll clock in at 288 pages and has some great art from folks like Bill Sienkiewicz, Goran Parlov, and Sean Phillips

And finally, April 2020 will see the Black Widow Poster book which is an 11×16 art collection priced at $24.99. It’ll feature 44 pages of high-quality artwork featuring the iconic comics character.

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.

Plot Concept: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Natasha Romanoff is on the run from the government following her disobedience to the Sokovia Accords and for aiding Steve Rogers finds herself on her own and is forced to deal with “some of the red in her ledger”.

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