Thanks to San Diego Comic-Con, we now have some insights to next year’s mysterious MCU movie Black Widow.
A Natascha Romanoff solo film has been on the boil for years now – since before 2008’s Iron Man even – but now Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her chance to kick ass in her own adventure, alongside MCU newbies Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly after Marvel’s news-stacked Hall H panel, Johansson revealed: “Where we find Natasha in her life at this point is very specific. She really is in a dark place where she’s got no one to call and nowhere to go. She’s really grappling with her own self.”
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“When something huge explodes and all the pieces are landing, you have that moment of stillness where you don’t know what to do next — that’s the moment that she’s in,” she teased.
“In that moment, you actually have to face yourself.”
Meanwhile, Harbour is onboard to play a new character called Alexei Shostakov.
The actor explained: “That is his by-day name, but at night he becomes the rock star the Red Guardian. In the Cold War, the Americans were developing weaponry, and the Soviets were responding.
“The Americans developed Captain America and the Soviets responded with something called the Red Guardian. In a way he’s a super-soldier, but he’s also a very complicated guy. He has a lot of flaws, a lot of idiosyncrasies. It’s a very rich character.”
At least that settles the theory about The Thing…
Black Widow will hit cinemas on May 1, 2020.