With the two leads for Black Widow having just had a combined three Academy Award nominations revealed yesterday, it’s no surprise that Marvel Studios is putting out a new trailer for it. Ride the attention a bit with the next project is always what you want to be able to do in marketing. The film is the first part of the Phase 4 era of films, which hasn’t made clear its intentions yet and could seed something significant into it. The trailer got some added attention last night with its TV debut first before the fourth quarter of the Clemson/LSU game so it definitely got some eyeballs.
The film is set for a May 1st, 2020 debut.
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.
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”.