She's Done Running

The Infinity War is won. But as one MCU chapter closes, another begins as Black Widow brings Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff back to reveal secrets from a time long before she became an Avenger.

Article Published on 17.06.2021

Words Charlie Jones

Ten years ago, in Iron Man 2, is when we first met S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff; better known now as Black Widow having cemented herself as a regular fixture in the MCU. After supporting roles in seven films that saw her grow into a fan favourite before making the ultimate sacrifice to stop Thanos, she’s finally getting a film of her own.

Bringing Scarlett Johansson back to the role she thought she’d left behind, Black Widow delves into the Infinity Saga timeline to reveal what happened in the time between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

An origin story of sorts sends Black Widow back to where it all began. Budapest, and the Red Room where young women are brainwashed into becoming the world’s most elite assassins. There she must face long-buried memories and go toe to toe with Taskmaster, a masked villain whose photographic reflexes can replicate the abilities and fighting style of any opponent.

As Black Widow’s dark past comes to light, so does a chance to reunite with her first family of heroes. Florence Pugh co-stars as Natasha’s would-be sister Yelena with Rachel Weisz and David Harbour as their “parents” Melina and Red Guardian respectively. The family of misfits must fight together again to take down Taskmaster in the epic entry to Phase Four of the MCU.

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