Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Special Look
The fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally upon us, team. On Jan. 14, Marvel dropped a special look trailer for Black Widow — a follow-up to the teaser released in December — and, damn, it looks so freaking good.
The first teaser trailer begins with a montage of Black Widow’s most memorable moments. That means the first 20 seconds of the trailer is largely a mashup of footage from previous Marvel films, with Scarlett Johansson’s character, Natasha Romanoff, giving a solemn monologue over the top. “I used to have nothing. And then I got this job, this family, but nothing lasts forever,” she says, referring to her fellow Avengers.
The pinnacle of the first trailer is a fight scene with Florence Pugh, who is playing Yelena Belova, and in case you’re wondering who Yelena is, it all becomes clear when Natasha says, “It’s good to see you too, sis.” The second most exciting moment from the trailer is when David Harbour’s character, Alexei, turns up.
There are a few under-the-radar details that MCU Twitter was quick to notice, comment on, and fall madly in love with — like the fact Yelena Belova is wearing the green vest that Natasha wore in Infinity War and also Alexei’s line, “Family. Back together again.”
In the second trailer, released on Tuesday, it’s more of the same: epic fight scenes, tense sibling banter between Yelena and Natasha, and Alexei kicking some serious bad-guy ass. We also get a glimpse inside the widow assassin school (the “new world of widows,” as Natasha calls it) and see a pyrotechnic-rich gun fight between Natasha and a masked enemy.
Marvel news has been a bit light on since the launch of Disney+ in late 2019, The Mandalorian (and, of course, the rise of Baby Yoda), so we’re excited to be heading back into the MCU. Black Widow will premiere worldwide on May 1, 2020, and we. can’t. wait.
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