New Black Widow Trailer!
It looks like a new trailer for the upcoming Black Widow standalone movie has been declassified, and it’s giving us a tantalizing glimpse of what to expect when the eponymous Avenger gets her shot in the spotlight. First, check out the new Black Widow trailer released today, Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, below, then read on for our thoughts and theories!
Are you as excited as Marvel Blog? Let’s break down the villains and heroes at play in the newly released Marvel Cinematic Universe footage!
Fully Ready But Forgot the Context?
One of the major developments between the newly released trailer and those that have come before is the focus on the contrast between the found family and the previous family of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson).
Romanoff’s found family, the Avengers, play a significant role in this trailer, as we get glimpses of footage that takes place during Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
But the Avengers are swiftly contrasted with Romanoff’s previous family: Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour) A.K.A. Red Guardian, and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz). Here at Marvel Blog, we aren’t precisely sure how this family unit was formed, but we’re looking forward to finding out when Black Widow finally premieres this summer!
The Mysterious Taskmaster
The trailer also gives us several more glimpses of the enigmatic villain of the movie: Taskmaster!
In the comics, Taskmaster is also known as Tony Masters. Born with a photographic memory, Masters takes an experimental Nazi version of the Super Soldier Serum (this plot thread sounds familiar already). He first appears in Avengers #195 (1990) by David Michelinie, George Perez, Abel & Green, John Costanza, and Ben Sean.
In that issue, the Taskmaster is the thrilling final-page character reveal, a narrative technique that is no doubt becoming very familiar to viewers of the Disney+ MCU shows!
Look out, Romanoff! In the comics, Taskmaster (a former Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is able to flawlessly mimic the fighting techniques of any human opponent he comes up against – including mastering the fighting style of Black Widow.
While we aren’t sure how many details about the character will change in the adaptation, we are pretty convinced that one way or another, Taskmaster is going to present some serious challenges for our favorite super spy!
Another New Release Date: JULY 9th
As our devoted Marvel Blog readers are no doubt already aware, there has been some serious shuffling of the Marvel Cinematic Universe release calendar thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
What does that mean for you? For one thing: that the long-awaited Black Widow movie will be released in theaters and streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9th, 2021.
Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland (Lore, Berlin Syndrome) from a screenplay by Eric Pearson (Marvel One-Shots; Thor: Ragnarok), based on a story by Jac Schaeffer (WandaVision; Captain Marvel 2) and Ned Benson (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them).
Which character are you most looking forward to seeing when Black Widow arrives on July 9th, 2021? Did you like the latest Black Widow trailer? Marvel Blog wants to hear from you!