Despite already filming for the past month, Black Widow was formally announced during SDCC with a release date and cast info.
We’ve known about this one for a bit, and even seen some set pictures while they’ve been filming. However, Marvel seemed content to wait for SDCC to formally announce anything from their upcoming slate of films.
Marvel closed out their explosive panel with the Black Widow announcement, even treating fans to a look at some early footage along with bringing the cast on stage. The cast itself is pretty impressive featuring: David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
The film seemingly takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War (which makes since considering her fate in Endgame) and will see her face elements of her past as well as the villainous Taskmaster! Director Cate Shortland took the stage to discuss the film:
“I think that’s what drew me to the story is she has so many secrets and she’s got so much vulnerability and that’s what makes her such a great heroine…In this film we get to understand her past and she gets to put all the pieces of herself together and come out a whole person.”
While we likely won’t see the early teaser they put together for fans in attendance, we won’t have too long to wait for the film itself. It’s the first on the block for Phase 4, arriving on May 1, 2020.