Let’s Go! Marvel Drops Black Widow Teaser & Poster
Marvel Studios has released another teaser for the upcoming Black Widow movie, which will finally hit theaters and Disney+ Premiere Access on July 9th, 2021.
Let’s go, says Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) under her breath before she goes into battle against Taskmaster, echoing a feeling Black Widow fans have felt since the character was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010’s Iron Man 2. But at long last, the wait will be over in ten days (pre-order your tickets now to see the extended IMAX version in theaters)!
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) June 29, 2021
Black Widow Launches
After multiple delays caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Widow film is only ten days away from release, with Marvel Studios celebrating the upcoming film by dropping a new teaser trailer titled “Launch,” as well as a new official poster for the film (below).
— Black Widow (@theblackwidow) June 29, 2021
In the 30 second “Launch” teaser, Black Widow and Yelena (Florence Pugh) are seen chasing Taskmaster through the streets (Italian Job style).
While Marvel is still holding Taskmaster’s identity close to the chest, fans are given a closer look at the Widows as they go toe-to-toe with a character who supposedly controls a whole army of Widows in the teaser.
Today’s teaser also shows an army of Widows preparing to fight their former task master. We see Red Guardian (David Harbour) fighting alongside three Widows, Natasha, Yelena, and Melina (Rachel Weisz), as they go against the Taskmaster.
This has me wondering, if Red Guardians is supposed to be the father figure of the Red Room, then who the heck is Taskmaster? And why does he have any army of Widows?
Check it out for yourself below:
What Is With This Tension?
I mean this as a joke because at this point the main tension surrounding Black Widow is the film’s delay, and our desire to see the character in her first headlining MCU movie. However, based on early reviews of the film, it looks like the wait will be worth it, and the tension is only rising.
Over at Slate, Dana Stevens said that the film “reminded me why big screens and comic book superheroes go so well together.”
2. Comics Beat
Heidi MacDonald at Comics Beat notes that although this film might have come to late to be seen as progressive, it still needed to happen, saying:
With all the mysteries and regrets in Natasha’s past, exploring them one last time is not a bad idea, but Review has the feeling of an elegy. She’s always known she’s doomed – too much red to clear from the ledger – and jumping off the cliff on Vormir was a sacrifice she made willingly – or even eagerly. Oblivion was her reward. Ultimately, the family drama and Natasha’s personal quest get buried beneath the admittedly spectacular action scenes we expect from an MCU movie. In the Winter Soldier tradition, what starts as a more down to earth adventure ends up with fire in the sky and everything blowing up. This is no Logan or Spider-Man 2.
Then over at BBC, Caryn James said that:
Maybe it’s no surprise that the film is entertaining and full of action. It is unexpected, though, that Black Widow may be the least Avenger-like movie in the series so far. No offence to the other Avengers, but after all this time a tweak in the formula is a good thing. Black Widow sets itself apart by emphasising Natasha’s past, and her reunion with her fractured, drolly comic family.
I don’t know about you, but the early reviews of Black Widow have really peaked my interest in the film, and I can’t wait for July 9th. Let us know what you think in the comment section, Marvel Blog True Believers!