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Black Widow (2020) Poster

(2020)

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It was revealed that the film is set after Captain America: Civil War (2016).
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This will be Scarlett Johansson's eighth time playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.
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Black Widow's wrist-mounted tasers are colored yellow. This homages Natasha Romanova's classic Black Widow costume, which was an all-black suit with yellow bracelets.
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Scarlett Johansson describes the film as "Its Own Genre" and even named Logan (2017) an Influence along with The Fugitive (1993) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
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David Hayter wrote a script, and was set to direct, in 2004, when the character's film rights were still at Artisan Entertainment/Lions Gate.
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In the comics, Daredevil and Black Widow were a couple and Charlie Cox from Netflix's Daredevil (2015) wants a crossover movie.
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Released 10 years since Natasha Romanova's introduction as the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010).
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Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Alice Englert, Dar Zuzovsky and Florence Pugh were considered for the role of Yelena Belova with Watson being the front-runner. Ultimately, Pugh was cast.
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Nicole Perlman wrote a treatment for a Black Widow movie around 2010/2011.
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It's the twenty-fourth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Both Scarlett Johansson and Marvel expressed interest in a potential solo film several times over the following years, before development progressed with the hiring of Jac Schaeffer and Cate Shortland in 2018, even though Shortland has no experience in directing big budget action films.
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Previously, Hellboy (2019) director Neil Marshall had expressed interest in directing the film, but was not approached as Marvel is seeking a female director.
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This is David Harbour's third comic-book feature, after Suicide Squad (2016) and Hellboy (2019).
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André Holland was considered for the villain role but O-T Fagbenle was ultimately cast.
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David Harbour plays the character Alexei in Black Widow (2020), and on Stranger Things (2016), he plays Jim Hopper who kidnaps a Russian scientist named Alexei.
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The eighth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be Filmed in Panavision (anamorphic), after The Incredible Hulk (2008), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
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The film's cast includes two Oscar winners: William Hurt and Rachel Weisz; and two Oscar nominees: Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh. By coincidence, both Johansson and Pugh competed together in 2020 for many Best Supporting Actress awards, including the Academy Award and BAFTA Award, for their roles in Jojo Rabbit (2019) and Little Women (2019), respectively.
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In the trailer, you can see the same weathered hotel inner courtyard used in another Soviet sparrow school movie (Red Sparrow (2018)) filmed in Budapest, Hungary.
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Melina is named after Melina Vostakoff, a Russian agent who later went freelance and was known as the Iron Maiden.
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