To celebrate National Superhero Day, Marvel Studios released a new featurette ahead of Black Widow‘s July 9, 2021, release date.
The video features actress Scarlett Johansson, who will reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff in the upcoming film. She discusses the background of Black Widow and assures fans that “it’s time for her story.” The film will launch in theaters and stream on Disney+ with Premier Access in most markets.
Joining Johansson in the film is Golden Globe-nominee David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Oscar nominee Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz as Melina, Ray Winstone as Dreykov, head of The Red Rom, and O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason. William Hurt will also appear once again as his long-running character Thaddeus Ross.
Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, the film follows Black Widow as she confronts the darker parts of her past. 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. She was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, where she sacrificed herself in order to help Hawkeye obtain the Soul Stone.
Check out the new Black Widow featurette below: