Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). (Black Widow Movie cast)
The film is directed by Kate Shortland, and is written by Jack Sheaffer and Ned Benson. Scarlett Johansson starred in the film as the title character Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, and David Harbor, Florence Pew, O-T Fagbenley, and Rachel Wise have played other supporting roles.
Development of a film based on Black Widow began in April 2007 by Lionsgate, with David Hatter involved in writing and direction. The project did not go ahead, and by June 2007 Marvel Studios had their film rights back. Johansson was cast in a number of films in the MCU, beginning with Iron Man 2 (2010). Marvel and Johansson expressed interest in a possible solo film several times over the following years, and eventually the film began to develop in 2014 with Sheaffer and Shortland. In early 2019, Benson joined the film and further casting took place. Filming began in May at Pinewood Studios in Norway and England. Production is expected to last until September.
Black Widow is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 8, 2020.