Best of Comic-Con 2019 – Marvel Hall Black Widow Panel – Producer Kevin Feige - Scarlett Johansson Interview - Avengers Endgame – Director Cate Shortland – Writers Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson – Stan Lee – Marvel Studios - Walt Disney Pictures
Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. P...
Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Cate Shortland, written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, alongside David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, 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. Johansson was cast in the role for several films set in the MCU, beginning with Iron Man 2(2010).
Marvel and Johansson expressed interest in a potential solo film several times over the following years, before development progressed with the hiring of Schaeffer and Shortland in 2018. Benson was hired and further casting took place in early 2019. Filming began in May, taking place in Norway and at Pinewood Studios in England. Production is expected to last until September.
Black Widow is set to be released in the United States on May 1, 2020.