Marvel Brings Black Widow Footage To Comic-Con

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by James White |
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Marvel's film focused on Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow, has been cranking its cameras under the direction of Cate Shortland for around a month now. Despite the short turnaround, Kevin Feige still managed to round up some of the cast and had footage to show a delighted Con crowd.

Along with Johansson, the cast also boasts David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz, and the film has a 1 May, 2020 release date on the books.

What was shown included an intense sizzle reel of what’s been shot so far, kicked off by a dazzling, bone-crushing fight sequence between Johansson and her on-screen sister Yelena, played by Pugh.

The film sees the assassin in Budapest, where she tracks down Pugh for a violent reunion. The women go head-to-head with guns, knives and destroy a lovely mid-century kitchen with their sisterly squabbling. The confrontation ends with Pugh laying out two shot glasses and popping the top off a bottle of what we must presume to be Russian vodka.

"I get to play Natasha as a fully realized woman, in all of her many facets," Johansson said after the lights came back up. "I’m excited for fans to see what she perceives to be the flawed side of her, and I’m looking to wipe out some of that red in my ledger."

We'll also see the Widow dealing with a villain called the Taskmaster, a longtime comicbook nemesis of the Avengers. He has the ability to master any physical skill simply by watching someone perform it, a talent referred to as "photographic reflexes." As an adult, he turned his talent to the criminal sphere, observing the techniques of as many superheroes and villains as he could in order to master their skills.

Looks like we may finally see Romanoff get her due...

Read our full wrap-up of the Marvel announcements here.

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