Black Widow: Release date, cast, trailer, news and more

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War..Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..© Marvel 2016
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War..Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..© Marvel 2016 /

Black Widow will give fans a much-needed return to the MCU, so here’s everything you need to know about it.

Black Widow was supposed to kick off a brand new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A trip into the past that would simultaneously launch its future, kicking off Phase Four of the MCU.  Unfortunately, that hasn’t been able to happen yet because the film has suffered a number of delays due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Anticipation remains high for the film and fans are excited to see it as soon as it is safe for it to be released.

Below, you’ll find all the up-to-date information you need about Black Widow, its release date, its cast, any trailers and more.

Black Widow release date

Black Widow will be released on May 7, 2021. The movie was originally supposed to be released in May of this year but it was one of the first to be delayed following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus earlier in the year. It was then delayed to November, replacing Eternals before Marvel Studios ultimately shifted it to 2021 (with Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings also having their dates shifted once more).

Black Widow cast

Black Widow is led by Scarlett Johansson – who reprises her MCU role as Natasha Romanoff in her long-awaited solo movie. She won’t be the only one returning as the likes of William Hurt and, yes, even Robert Downey Jr. will reprise their respective roles as Thaddeus Ross and Tony Stark/Iron Man.

Here is the full cast of the 2021 film:

  • Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
  • David Harbour – Red Guardian/Alexei Shostakov
  • Florence Pugh – Yelena Belova
  • Rachel Weisz – Melina Vostokoff
  • O-T Fagbenle – Rick Mason
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man/Tony Stark
  • William Hurt – Thunderbolt Ross
  • Ray Winstone – Dreykov

Black Widow trailer

There were a number of trailers released for Black Widow in the lead-up to the film’s original release date. Each one was well-received by audiences for revealing quite a bit about the plot of the movie without ever giving too much away, while also highlighting some of the action fans can expect from the film.

You can watch the first trailer here:

What is Black Widow about?

The 24th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the upcoming action flick will finally give Natasha Romanoff the spotlight fans have been wanting her to get for a decade. That said, it won’t be taking place in the current MCU timeline and is, in fact, a prequel of sorts.

Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, the film focuses on Natasha who – now a “war criminal” on the run – returns to her past to find herself drawn into a conspiracy involving the Red Room that only the Widows can stop.

An action thriller, the trailers showcase some of the visuals, performances and story beats we’re in for as Natasha comes face-to-face with Taskmaster and, well, let’s just say that it looks like it will undoubtedly be worth the wait.

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Check back here for more updates on Black Widow as and when they become available.