And it’s not like the MCU hasn’t combined villains or used surprise twists before. Iron Man 3 played fast and loose with the identity of the Mandarin in order to defy audience expectations, and it would be no different if the same was done with Taskmaster. Plus, the Super Adaptoid would prove to be a threat greater than any human could handle, so if he’s introduced in Black Widow, the MCU could well be setting up a major villain for the franchise’s next big team up.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason and Rachel Weisz. The film currently has no release date.
Pugh and Johansson – as well as director Cate Shortland, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, and O-T Fagbenle – discuss Black Widow at length in the new issue of Total Film magazine, when it hits shelves on this Friday, September 18. You can also see exclusive images from the Marvel Phase 4 movie here. Black Widow is currently scheduled to open in the UK on October 28, and in the US on November 6.
Black Widow expect the movie to delay once again, to an unspecified date in the future. As of now, Black Widow is meant to open in theaters on November 6. It was previously scheduled for May 1.
The continued spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has proved difficult for both movie theaters and movie studios. Despite the resurgence of drive-in theaters and efforts to open at half capacity, nothing has allowed Hollywood to regain its financial health; in August 2020, it was reported that AMC Theaters, the world’s largest theater chain, lost $561 million in Q3 2020 due to shutdowns in observance of Covid-19. That’s on top of the two billion loss AMC suffered in July.