Black Widow (2020)
|Release date (US):||May 1, 2020|
|Starring:||Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz|
|Distributed by:||Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture|
Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the movie sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront her past.
The movie is directed by Cate Shortland from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz.
Development of a Black Widow film began in April 2004 by Lionsgate, with David Hayter attached to write and direct. The project did not move forward and the film rights to the character reverted to Marvel Studios by June 2006. Scarlett Johansson was cast in the role for several MCU films beginning with Iron Man 2 (2010). Marvel and Scarlett Johansson expressed interest in a solo film several times over the following years, before Johansson was hired in 2018.
Filming took place from May to October, in Norway, Budapest, Morocco, Pinewood Studios in England, and in Macon, Georgia.