The first official poster for the ‘Black Widow‘ movie, the next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been revealed. The poster comes from Andy Park, the Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development and Concept Artist. Fans can finally check out the new characters in the movie since they are showcased in the poster. Notably, it is a huge reveal since Marvel Studios have kept a tight wrap on the upcoming projects despite revealing the plans for Phase 4. The secrecy mostly stems from the fact that most of the upcoming Marvel films will not be released until mid-2020. For now, ‘Black Widow’ is slated to arrive in theaters on May 1, 2020.
BLACK WIDOW!!! Official D23 poster I had the honor of painting. She’s very near & dear to me since it’s the gazillionth time I’ve concept designed/painted her. What a cast & crew! #BlackWidow @MarvelStudios #ScarlettJohansson @Florence_Pugh @DavidKHarbour #RachelWeisz @DisneyD23 pic.twitter.com/fxMOI4fJ5R
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 25, 2019
Natasha Romanoff grabs your attention immediately on the poster. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as the character who is at the front and center of the image. She is flanked by the villainous Taskmaster, the antagonist in the movie. We also get a look at the new hero, Red Guardian, played by David Harbour, best known for playing Sheriff Jim Hopper on ‘Stranger Things‘. Apart from that, we can see Rachel Weisz’ character Malina, as well as the new Black Widow and perhaps heir apparent, Yelena Belova. The part is played by Florence Pugh, who recently appeared in Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar‘. Belova is followed by several unidentifiable girls, who are likely to be a part of the same superspy program as Romanoff, having been conditioned to the Red Room.
Marvel President Kevin Feige had teased, while promoting ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, that the flashback movie might open up a world of possibilities that fans could not quite grasp when they saw Black Widow sacrificing herself in ‘Avengers: Endgame’. He said, “There’s a method to the madness. There’s always a method and doing things in an unexpected way is something we find fun. There are ways to do prequels that are less informative or answer questions you didn’t necessarily have, and then there are ways to do prequels where you learn all sorts of things you never knew before.”
It appears that Belova is likely to take up the mantle of Black Widow while joining a superteam in a future MCU project, but Feige has maintained that the upcoming movie will tell viewers about Natasha’s past more than anything. He said, “I look at ‘Better Call Saul‘ as a wonderful example of a prequel that almost completely stands on its own apart from ‘Breaking Bad‘ because it informs you about so many things you didn’t know about before. So time will tell which way we’ve gone with a supposed ‘Black Widow’ movie.”