- Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour and Florence Pugh
- July 9th 2021
- Cate Shortland
The latest Marvel movie explores what happened to Black Widow between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
After a decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow finally gets her standalone movie.
The film takes place directly after the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, when Avenger and former assassin Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Johansson) is on the run and forced to confront a conspiracy with ties to her past.
The film is best enjoyed if the plot details remain a mystery before you watch it as the story is surprising and unexpected, with the cast and crew keeping the secrets very well.
But rest assured that it tells a really strong, substantial story that is gritty, raw and more grounded than the usual MCU fare.
It aims to humanise this powerful character and make her more vulnerable and finally gives us an insight into Natasha’s personal backstory.
There are still plenty of exciting action sequences and the big CGI-fuelled stunt setpieces we’ve come to expect from Marvel movies.