Counting Down to the Upcoming Black Widow Marvel Film

I’ve been missing my Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure, I’ve watched my fair share of Marvel films since the last theatrical releases earlier this summer (Spider-Man: Far From Home and Avengers: Endgame), but I’ve been waiting long enough.

I’m SO ready for Black Widow, and the newest trailer has me counting down the days until I can see it in theaters on May 1, 2020.

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Let me just start by saying I’m so excited that Florence Pugh is joining the MCU as Natasha’s “sister,” Yelena Belova! I’ve loved her in every film that I’ve see her in so far, and she’s quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses. From Fighting with My Family (we’re WWE fans in this house!) to Little Women, Florence has stolen the screen in her recent films.

And needless to say, I’m a HUGE ScarJo fan, and obviously a Natasha Romanoff fan.

Having Florence and Scarlett together on the same MCU screen will surely be an excellent pairing.

Starting the trailer off with the combined Marvel Studios and Black Widow logo mashup was a beautiful sight! Let’s be honest, Marvel doesn’t change their logo for just anyone, so you know Black Widow is special.

If you’re familiar with the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) timeline, you’ll know that the new Black Widow movie will take place in the MCU timeline between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. (No, Black Widow is not after Avengers: Endgame.)

One of the things I am most looking forward to in Black Widow is learning more about what followed in the days after Captain America: Civil War.

The events of Captain America: Civil War broke apart the Avengers, forcing them to choose a side in support or against the Sokovia Accords. Iron Man is pro, Captain America is against. At the beginning of the film Natasha chooses to side with Tony and sign the Accords, but then during the epic airport battle when our favorite Avengers painfully face off against each other, we see Natasha switch sides, and as a result, she is left a wanted woman with Thaddeus Ross and the American government hot on her heels. She disappears from the MCU timeline until we see her with Captain America at the beginning of Infinity War.

But with about two years time between theses MCU films, what was she doing? We will soon learn.

Not only will we learn what Natasha Romanoff was doing between Civil War and Infinity War, we are also going to learn more about her past, as in the infamous Red Room.

We will meet her family — which, in addition to her “sister” Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh — is made up of Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff and David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov (aka Red Guardian).

I’m thrilled to see Rachel Weisz join the cast — I’ve loved her since the Mummy!

Oh, and David Harbour — have you read my theory that his character in Black Widow (Red Guardian) and Stranger Things (Jim Hopper) are actually the same person? Yes, Stranger Things and Black Widow are in different universes, but then again, Stranger Things have happened…

On May 1, 2020, we will learn more about Natasha’s secretive past — her family, the Red Room, and where she went between Civil War and Infinity War.

Until then, count down to the movie with a fun Black Widow pie recipe!



  1. March 15, 2020 / 8:57 am

    I couldn’t agree more! I’m SO excited for the Black Widow film- I’ve been wanting to do a Marvel rewatch and time it so I see this one right after Civil War!

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