Release Date: May 1, 2020
Status: In production
Director: Cate Shortland
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and David Harbour
What We Know So Far: Marvel Studios has been developing a Black Widow spinoff movie for a long time, and they were finally ready to pull the trigger after Avengers: Endgame. The studio worked with Scarlett Johansson to find the right director, interviewing hundreds of candidates for the job before landing on indie filmmaker Cate Shortland. The plot is under wraps, but the film is said to chronicle Natasha Romanoff’s time as a spy before the events of Marvel’s The Avengers. Harbour is playing Red Guardian, which in the comics was the USSR equivalent of Captain America. Pugh, meanwhile, is playing Yelena, a character who in the comics took on the mantle of Black Widow after Natasha.