New Black Widow Movie Stills Tease What’s in Store
A series of Black Widow stills that seems to include some never-before-seen images are making the rounds on Twitter, giving fans who have been waiting very patiently for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film some tantalizing hints of what’s in store!
The History of Black Widow
Black Widow was originally meant to be released in theaters in May 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed that release date back to November 2020. However, as we all recall, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was still in full swing last autumn, and Black Widow was subsequently delayed until May 7th, 2021.
As of now, Marvel Studios is still holding May 7th, 2021 as the day that Black Widow will be released in theaters, and that means that the promotional push for the movie is just about to kick into high gear. This includes new images of the film (which is probably something of a challenge for the marketing department, considering that Black Widow should have been released well before WandaVision or The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, set to premiere on Disney+ later this week).
The new images feature the return of Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanov, as well as glimpses of the new characters who will be introduced in the movie: Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and David Harbour as Red Guardian.
Never Before Seen BTS Images
The behind-the-scenes stills from Black Widow offer another exciting look at the long anticipated movie. Although some of the images have been seen before, a few of them seem to be entirely new, like the Red Guardian image that surfaced yesterday.
New images of Taskmaster also appeared online; however, since we still don’t know who is playing the new villain, in the latest images, his face is still covered with a mask that brings to mind the final boss version of the villain from the Marvel’s Avengers game.
Additionally, a new image surfaced of Pugh’s Yelena Belova aiming a sniper rifle – pew, pew, Pugh!
May 2021 Theater Release
The movie is scheduled for release exclusively in theaters, as confirmed by Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek during a quarterly investor call in February 2021. While some fans were hoping that Black Widow would be released for streaming on Disney+ at the same time it was released in theaters, that sadly does not seem to be the plan.
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