Black Widow Movie Details:
|Superhero, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
|June 29, 2021 (world premieres)
July 9, 2021 (United States)
|Leigh Folsom Boyd
|Walt Disney Studios
Black Widow Movie Cast & Characters:
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow: An Avenger, highly trained former-KGB assassin, and former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova: A sister to Romanoff who was trained in the Red Room as a Black Widow.
- David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian: The Russian super-soldier counterpart to Captain America and father-figure to Romanoff and Belova.
- O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason: An ally from Romanoff’s S.H.I.E.L.D. past who has a romantic history with her.
- Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov / Taskmaster: Dreykov’s daughter who completes missions for the Red Room.
- William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross: The United States Secretary of State and a former U.S. Army general.
- Ray Winstone as Dreykov: A Russian general and the head of the Red Room.
- Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff: A seasoned spy trained in the Red Room as a Black Widow and mother-figure to Romanoff.
- Liani Samuel as Red Room assassin Lerato
- Michelle Lee as Red Room assassin Oksana
- Nanna Blondell as Red Room assassin Ingrid
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Black Widow Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:
About Black Widow Movie:
- Black Widow is an American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name.
- It is the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
- It is the first film in Phase Four of the MCU and was delayed three times from an original May 2020 release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Lionsgate Films began developing a Black Widow film in April 2004, with David Hayter attached to write and direct. The project did not move forward and the character’s film rights had reverted to Marvel Studios by June 2006. Scarlett Johansson was cast in the role for several MCU films beginning with Iron Man 2 (2010) and began discussing a solo film with Marvel.
- Work began in late 2017 and Cate Shortland was hired in July 2018. Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson contributed to the script before Pearson joined.
- The film was written to be a prequel that expands on Romanoff’s history and helps end her MCU story following the character’s death in Avengers: Endgame (2019). Shortland put an emphasis on the fight sequences and said this was the most violent MCU film so far.
- Filming took place from May to October 2019 in Norway, England, Budapest, Morocco, and Macon, Georgia.
- Black Widow premiered at events around the world on June 29, 2021, and was released in the United States on July 9, simultaneously in theaters and through Disney+ with Premier Access. It is the first film in Phase Four of the MCU, and was delayed three times from an original May 2020 release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Black Widow broke several pandemic box office records and grossed over $379 million worldwide.
- The film received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for the action sequences and for the performances of Johansson and Pugh.
- In July 2021, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney over the simultaneous release, which was settled two months later.