Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for the upcoming film Black Widow. This is the first trailer that has been released for the film since it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Widow was originally supposed to be released on May 1, 2020, only to be pushed back to November 6 and then to May 7 of this year because of the pandemic. During this period of time, Disney had been debating whether or not it would simply have the film premiere on the Disney+ streaming service or keep it as a theatrical release. It has recently been announced that Black Widow will premiere in theaters on July 9 while also being released on Disney+ for the premiere access feature on the service.

The trailer opens with Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) explaining to an offscreen character that they do not know a lot about her. Natasha reveals that before she was a member of the Avengers, she made mistakes choosing between what the world wanted her to be and who she truly was. While she is speaking, footage of Natasha is shown from the previous MCU films, mainly The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame, the last of which showcases her death scene. The music starts to pick up as Natasha is seen landing in an unknown base in the mountains and preparing to fight a group of armed guards. She explains to her sister-figure Yelena (Florence Pugh) that they need to go back to where they started. During the course of the trailer, Natasha’s childhood is shown along with several other people from her past, including her adoptive parental figures Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz) and Alexei Vostokoff/Red Guardian (David Harbour).

Melina apologizes to Natasha, saying that they had their orders and had to follow the rules. Natasha cuts her off, stating that it wasn’t real to which her mother-figure counters that it was real to her and that she meant everything. Several action scenes or soon shown along with the main antagonist of the film Taskmaster. A character named Dreykov (Ray Winstone) orders Taskmaster to bring Natasha home. After Taskmater fires an explosive arrow at Yelena and Natasha while they are driving, the shot transitions to another action scene where Natasha is falling out of the sky while being chased by Taskmaster. She states that if one thing is for sure, it’s that she is done running from her past. The preview ends with Taskmaster tackling Black Widow in the air before the trailer cuts to the title card.

Black Widow will be released on July 9 while simultaneously premiering on Disney+ for fans who do not want to see it in a theater yet.

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