New ‘Black Widow’ Movie to be Released by Marvel

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Mei Salemi, Staff Writer

Scarlett Johansson is a popular public figure. With a net worth of 165 million, she is worldwide famous for her acting. Perhaps her biggest fans are the Marvel enthusiasts. Within the MCU, or Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson is highly specialized in combat. She plays Natasha Alianovna Romanoff, otherwise known as “Black Widow.” 

In a simplification of events, the character Black Widow has a dark past as a trained assassin and spy for Russia and the Soviet Union. She later defected to the United States and joined Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury was the director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an agency and organization of special law enforcement, for counter-terrorism and intelligence nationwide and globally.   S.H.I.E.L.D. stood for Supreme Headquarters International Espionage and Law-Enforcement Division. However, this was changed to the current acronym, Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division. While Natasha Romanoff does not have superpowers like Thor’s electricity generation, Wanda Maximoff’s telekinetic and mental manipulation, Loki’s invisibility, Stephen Strange’s magic, etc., Black Widow has extraordinary combat experience and skill. 

Scarlett Johansson has previously been in 8 avengers movies so far- Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), and Avengers: Endgame (2019. However, Black Widow has never had a movie to herself. Fans got moments of Natasha’s life past, but they are eager for more information. 

According to Marvel’s official website, the Black Widow movie is to be released May 7, 2021. The website also reveals that in the movie, Black Widow “confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.” In addition, according to Disney’s official website, there are three new actors and actresses in Black Widow. Florence Pugh is playing a character named Yelena, David Harbour is playing Alexei (aka The Red Guardian), and Rachel Weiss is playing Melina. Fans will finally get a story about Black Widow’s life before the Avengers.