'Black Widow' Movie Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Director, and More to Know

Marvel is finally giving the fans what they want: More Scarlett Johansson.

She may not fly higher, further, or faster than some others in the Marvel Universe, but the special agent they call “Black Widow” is still a force to reckon with. Despite that fact, she’s never appeared in her own movie, but at long last, Marvel Studios is giving fans what they want in the form of a (still untitled) solo movie starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, better known as the elite spy and former Avenger, “Black Widow.”

While details are still scarce, we’ve scoured the internet for any stray information about the upcoming movie. Below is everything we know so far about Marvel’s Black Widow. Bookmark this page and check back frequently, as we’ll update our information as we learn more about the movie, including confirmed new stars and enlightening tidbits from future interviews. We’ll also embed trailers and hi-res still images when they’re made available.

When Is The Black Widow Movie Release Date?

It is unknown when Marvel Studios plans to release Black Widow in theaters. We can predict it will be between 2020 and 2022, as Marvel has reserved nine (9) release dates, but has not identified what the nine movies will be.

Where Can I Watch the Black Widow Trailer?

There is no trailer for Black Widow. In fact, as of this writing, not a single frame of Black Widow has been shot. Not even Marvel can make a trailer for something that doesn’t exist yet on camera.

Who is starring in Black Widow?

Obviously, Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. There are currently no other confirmed actors we know about for the film. However, the internet rumor mill is currently naming Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as a secondary lead in the mold of a female James Bond. Andre Holland (Moonlight) might also play the movie’s villain

These new casting tidbits come from That Hashtag Show, which also reports that Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Dar Zuzovsky (Hostages), and Florence Pugh, who will star alongside Watson in Little Women have all auditioned for the movie in some capacity.

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Scarlett Johansson as "Black Widow," in 2015's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'

Who are the directors and writers of Black Widow?

Cate Shortland, the Australian director of 2012’s Lore and 2017’s Berlin Syndrome, is directing Black Widow for Marvel Studios. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Shortland’s hiring back in July 2018.

Prior to Shortland’s enlistment, Marvel hired Captain Marvel co-writer Jac Schaeffer to pen the script. Schaeffer came to Hollywood’s attention after her acclaimed sci-fi comedy The Shower, about an alien invasion that takes place during a baby shower, was scooped up by megastar Anne Hathaway in 2015, though The Shower has yet to be produced.

In February 2019, Marvel hired Ned Benson to rewrite Schaeffer’s script. Collider reported that Marvel was impressed by Benson through his work in his Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby films, titled Him, Her, and Them, which follows the story of a married couple (played by James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain) whose stories are seen from their own separate perspectives.

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Johansson, again as "Black Widow" in 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War.'

What is the story of Black Widow?

No one besides Marvel knows what the story and plot of Black Widow will be about. The Hollywood Reporter, in its article about Shortland serving as director, reported the film will take place before 2012’s The Avengers, meaning the film could be a “period” piece or some kind of prequel.

That Hashtag Show also reported that the film will feature Taskmaster as a villain. Taskmaster has some cult popularity among fans, having made appearances outside the comics in video games like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Insomniac’s insanely-popular Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.

Because we have yet to see what the status of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be after Avengers: Endgame, we can’t even use the comics to predict what stories may be adapted. Still, Paul Cornell’s Black Widow: Deadly Origin and Marjorie Liu’s Black Widow: The Name of the Rose would be wise “homework reads” if you want to get ahead of your friends on all things Black Widow. Mark Waid’s 2016 Black Widow series was also really rad.

There is seriously no release date for Black Widow yet.

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