Here are a few things you need to know about the independent and feminist superhero Black Widow.
Black Widow, one of the heroes of the Marvel world, has finally arrived in cinemas. We will talk about a few things you should definitely know before watching the movie of Black Widow, which has a huge fan base.
Things to Know About the Black Widow Movie
We’ve compiled what you need to know about Black Widow, the new Marvel movie released today and also released on Disney+.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which started with Iron Man, which was released in 2008 and has been unrivaled at the box office in recent years, continues to expand with new movies and series. The third phase, which started with Captain America: Civil War, ended with Spider-Man: Far From Home. While experiencing the sadness of losing our beloved heroes in this process, we witnessed the addition of new ones.
The fourth stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already begun to meet the audience with very powerful productions. Unlike previous productions, Marvel, which makes the series important for the main story this time, won the admiration of the fans with Wandavision. Although The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was released later, did not create the Wandavision effect, the emotions of the Loki series that followed revealed how Marvel is striving for the new phase. The day has come when we will see the first feature of the fourth phase, in light of the plot twists and turns.
Although Black Widow is one of the old heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we never got a chance to see her solo movie. After a long wait due to the pandemic, we will finally see Natasha Romanoff on the big screen with her solo movie this week.
Black Widow Past Period
As those who watched Avengers: Endgame, one of the films that finished the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will know that the Black Widow character sacrificed himself to obtain the soul stone. This brings to mind the question of how a dead character’s solo movie will be. The answer to this question is hidden at the time of the movie. As Marvel has confirmed, Black Widow will take place in the timeframe between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
For those in need of a quick refresher, Civil War had come to an end with Black Widow surprisingly helping Captain America and the Winter Soldier escape. Then Black Widow lived a secret life until Thanos pulled her out of her hiding place. In this movie, we will most likely witness what Romanoff went through during this process.
Black Widow Movie Plot
The Black Widow movie, in which Black Widow will confront her past, will be shaped around the Red Room. Red Room; A facility in Russia that trains cold-blooded soldiers by brainwashing as mentioned in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agent Carter. This is exactly where Black Widow gains her abilities. Unlike the solo films of characters like Iron Man and Captain America, Black Widow will not focus on the character’s origin story. Instead, Marvel will prepare the audience for upcoming Marvel productions by shedding light on Black Widow’s past. In other words, this movie will host characters that Black Widow knows very well but that we will meet for the first time.
Characters We Know From Marvel Comics
As we mentioned above, we will meet many new characters on the journey to Black Widow’s past. One of the most important of these is the character of Yelena Belova. Yelena is an agent trained at the Red Room facility, just like Natasha. The bond between Natasha and Natasha is like a sister, even though they are not blood related. But there is one small detail that Yelena continued to suffer for many years while Natasha escaped from the facility with the help of Hawkeye. In this case, it is possible to see frictions in the form of sister-brother fight in the film. Florence Pugh also says of Yelena, “The wonderful, annoying young sidekick who says all the right things at the wrong times.”
The villain of Black Widow is Taskmaster, which we can remember from the comics. The feature of this character is that he gains superiority by copying his opponent’s fighting style to his muscle memory. Considering that her opponent is Natasha, quite enjoyable action scenes are waiting for us. The fact that Taskmaster is also the one who controls the agents in the Red Room makes him important to Natasha’s past.
Also, other characters are just as important to Natasha as Yelena. Natasha also has a mother-daughter relationship with Melina Vostokoff aka Iron Maiden. Although Melina, who is an agent like Natasha, has a past hatred for Natasha, it is possible to see the sincerity from the Red Room.
We called Melina mother and Yelena sister. The father role will be filled by Alexei Shostakov, aka Russia’s Captain America, Red Guardian. Despite the fact that the quartet, who used to be like a family in the past, has come apart over time, Alexei will try to solve this problem just like a father.
Black Widow movie Cast
The name that will give life to the Black Widow character is naturally Scarlett Johansson. He will wear the costume for the eighth time and meet his fans again. Johansson has been bringing Black Widow to life since 2010’s Iron Man 2. He has also appeared in all Avengers movies so far, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
Florence Pugh is one of the names we will see for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pugh, who will play Natasha’s friend Yelena Belova from the Red Room, stepped into the movie industry with her role in The Falling in 2014 and has since appeared in productions such as Lady Macbeth, Fighting with My Family and Midsommar.
The name that gives life to the character of Melina Vostokoff will be the successful actress Rachel Weisz. Red Guardain, aka Alexei Shostakov, is given life by David Harbor, whom we know with Stranger Things.
The Team in the Background
Cate Shortland sits in the director’s chair of Black Widow. The director has produced productions such as Somersault, Berlin Syndrome and Lore in the past. The writers of the movie are Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson and Eric Pearson. Pearson has written Thor: Ragnarok in the past, while Pearson has been on the scriptwriting team of productions such as Timer and WandaVision. When we come to the cinematographer of the movie, Gabriel Beristain, who has worked in many Marvel productions in the past, welcomes us. Alexandre Desplat was expected to compose the music, but it was later agreed with Lorne Balfe, who also had a hand in the music of The Dark Knight.
Shooting Process and Release Schedule
Filming began on 28 May 2019 in Norway. During the shooting, which lasted 87 days, many countries such as Hungary, Morocco, the United Kingdom and America were visited. Filming officially concluded on October 6, 2019. Black Widow, whose vision date has been postponed many times due to the pandemic, finally met with moviegoers on July 9. The movie was also released on Disney+ on the day it was released in the US; however, Disney+ subscribers also have to pay an additional fee to watch the movie.
Scenes Suitable for IMAX
The long-standing Marvel and IMAX collaboration will continue in Black Widow. 30 minutes of the movie will be presented with an expanded 1.90:1 ratio exclusive to IMAX theaters. This will allow fans going to IMAX theaters to experience Black Widow in a different way.
Impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe
So far, many productions such as Wandavision, and Loki have met with the audience and we have seen the first stages of the fourth phase. However, as a story set in the past, it is a matter of curiosity what effect Black Widow will have on future movies. Most likely, the film’s biggest impact on the universe will be to introduce the new Black Widow.
The fact that we have already learned about the new Captain America and are eagerly awaiting the new Iron Man makes it quite possible to exclude the new Black Widow at the beginning of the series. In the light of known information, it is highly likely that the new Black Widow will be Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh. Given their similar backgrounds and abilities, it’s worth considering this possibility.
Unknown fun facts about Black Widow
For the first time in Marvel Comics comics, Black Widow is a costumed and super-powered heroine. Published as Claire Voyant in issue 4 of Mystic Comics in August 1940.
Black Widow, who appeared with the character of Natasha Romanoff in Marvel’s modern line, received great acclaim despite being completely unrelated to Voyant. The hero was created by Marvel’s founder, Stan Lee.
The company’s story of becoming the second modern Black Widow began in 1999 with the Marvel Knights miniseries as Yelena Belova. The hero, who has appeared in many comics and series-films, finally appeared in Black Widow.
There are also many Black Widow characters in the alternate universe. Other names who took the Black Widow codename were Monica Chang-Fury, Jessica Drew, Black Widow 2099 and Dottie Underwood.
Marvel began preparations for Black Widow in 2004
In April 2004, Lionsgate and David Hayter set out to shoot a Black Widow movie. But in 2006 the project returned to Marvel Studios again. After the Black Widow character in Iron Man 2, the company brought up the idea of making a solo movie for this character again.
The first concrete works of the project came to life only in 2017. Filming began in 2019 in Norway, Budapest, Morocco, the USA and the UK.
The script of the movie was written in just 11 days
Eric Pearson, the screenwriter of the Black Widow movie, admitted in an interview that they completed the script in just 11 days. However, he added that they were able to complete the work in such a short time as a result of hard work, rather than being a generally written superhero movie.
Scarlett Johansson isn’t portraying Black Widow for the first time
Scarlett Johansson, who first appeared with the character of Natasha Romanoff in the movie Iron Man 2 in 2012, gives life to the same hero for the eighth time in the last movie. The famous actor has previously appeared on the big screen in MCU movies such as The Avengers: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame.
The movie has been delayed three times due to the coronavirus
The release date of Black Widow was initially set as May 2020. However, the movie was delayed due to the spread of COVID-19 all over the world and social restrictions. However, the company was not sure of the dates when the film was put forward. Marvel, which did not release any motion picture last year due to box office concerns, was able to release the film only today after postponing it three times.