The upcoming pic opens one year after audiences saw the death of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. The movie takes place in between 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and will show Black Widow returning to Russia on a mission that forces her to confront her past — as well as certain figures Marvel fans are likely to be familiar with, including the Red Guardian (David Harbour), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), all of whom may hold the key to the future of the MCU’s Russia moving forward.
The release of Black Widow pays off a long-lasting promise on behalf of Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who had teased the project all the way back in 2014 and periodically from that point forward — so often that fans believed it would be the first Marvel movie with a solo female lead before the announcement of 2019’s Captain Marvel.
Black Widow marks the Marvel debut of director Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome, Lore). The movie is set to be released May 1.
Watch the trailer above.