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Marvel's Black Widow Will Now Be Released Earlier In UK Than US

Marvel's Black Widow Will Now Be Released Earlier In UK Than US

If the coronavirus pandemic had never happened, one of an immeasurable number of positives would be the fact that Black Widow would be showing in cinemas (remember them?) by now.

Unfortunately, its release was put back until November, but now Disney has offered UK-based Marvel fans a small consolation.

Black Widow is being released earlier in the UK than the US. Credit: Disney/Marvel
Black Widow is being released earlier in the UK than the US. Credit: Disney/Marvel

While folks in the US will still have to wait until 6 November to watch the film, the release date has been brought forward in the UK to 28 October.

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Of course, these release dates are all contingent on the spread of Covid-19 coming under control and cinemas being reopened to the public. Still, it's good to know isn't it?

The film stars Scarlett Johansson as the titular character (Natasha Romanoff), alongside Stranger Things' David Harbour as the Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and Rachel Weisz as Melina.

So if the movie is half as decent as the cast, we should be in for a treat.

The final trailer, which was released in March, gave us our best glimpse yet of the villainous Taskmaster - a helmet-wearing, shield wielding figure who mimics other heroes' fighting techniques. We've also seen him appear to mimic Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Panther in the promotional material for the film so far.

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It was revealed in the latest trailer that Taskmaster has control of the Red Room - where Black Widow herself was turned into a ruthless KGB agent - and it looks like Natasha and her friends are set to come up against other brainwashed products of that very place.

In terms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe' chronology, the film is set before Avengers: Infinity War but after Captain America: Civil War, and Marvel boss Kevin Feige has teased fans that things we'll see in the flick will show us elements of Infinity War and Endgame 'in a new light'.

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Speaking to IGN at Brazil Comic Con (CCXP19), Feige said: "It was about four years ago as we were working on Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, we knew that we wanted to bring her story to a conclusion in the most heroic way possible in Endgame, but also that we wanted to explore a part of her life that we hadn't seen before.

"It occurred to us that we had seen her adventures in the Avengers movies, but a lot of stuff happened in between those movies that we never saw, we didn't hear about, we didn't learn about.

"And that, we wanted to do a movie with Scarlett Johansson because she is Natasha Romanoff and not do a story with a younger Black Widow for the whole film."

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Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Marvel

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