Welcome back, Agent Romanoff.
The first official trailer for Marvel Studiosâ€™ Black Widow has dropped, bringing the original Avenger back to life (following her sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame) for a prequel adventure that will trace the warrior back to her roots. Thereâ€™s action. Thereâ€™s intrigue. And thereâ€™s a special emphasis on family!
Check out the first footage from the next Marvel Studios movie, Cate Shortlandâ€™s Black Widow:
Thereâ€™s so much to unpack in this trailer, and kudos to Marvel for showing off as much as they do. We try to get a sense of the timeline on the story when we hear the voice of â€œThunderboltâ€� Ross, and then see a younger version of the man (played by William Hurt) as he discusses Widowâ€™s tendency to run.
Well, she doesnâ€™t want to flee anymore, and based on details that we picked up in San Diego Comic-Con, she heads back to Budapest to wrap up unfinished business. The Avengers arenâ€™t around, which likely confirms the notion that this takes place after Captain America: Civil War. And thereâ€™s an unexpected focus on family, starting with the introduction of Natashaâ€™s sister, played by Florence Pugh.
What we donâ€™t necessarily get is the full plot behind the story. Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) says that she and her sister need to go back to where it all started, and we do see training images of the Black Widow program that turned Romanoff into an unstoppable international assassin. But why is she rekindling her fight with this organization? And how does her family fit into this?