The first Black Widow trailer has arrived, and it looks as though Natasha has to head back to Russia for some unfinished business.
If you’re confused about how this movie is happening considering the events of Avengers: Endgame, there’s a simple explanation. Black Widow takes place in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, so it’s well before the events with Thanos.
There’s a lot happening in this trailer, and a lot of new faces to meet. Rachel Weisz is playing Melina Vostokoff, AKA Iron Maiden. She was also trained in the Red Room with the other Black Widows. Florence Pugh is playing Yelena Belova, the current Black Widow. As to David Harbour, he is playing Alexei Shostakov, AKA Red Guardian. He was part of Russia’s attempt at its own Super Soldier program to make their own version of Captain America.
The gentleman in the skull mask is a villain known as Taskmaster. Still no word on who is playing him.
And no, you aren’t imagining things, that is a de-aged William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross. Rumor is we will also see a de-aged return of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
The rumor is that should Black Widow do well it could be the first of three films, but we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays with audiences.
Black Widow hits theaters on May 1, 2020.