Marvel’s “Black Widow” is now playing in theaters (and on Disney+, after numerous delays). Natasha Romanoff has always been a main player in the Avengers and Captain America films, but became much more prominent as her own superhero.
Marvel Studios has finally provided a film dedicated to the protagonist Black Widow also know as Natasha. The heartwarming movie overcomes most cliches that one might expect from an MCU movie.
With all the Marvel+ series that have already been released, it’s a bit odd but refreshing to be able to go back in time and explore new corners of the MCU. We’ve seen new angles on characters like WandaVision and Falcon, so we were excited for our first theatrical release in two years—a prequel set even before Infinity War!
About The Movie
It’s definitely a sweet, heartwarming film that remains grounded enough to be believable. Black Widow reveals how Natasha is first recruited and how she gradually becomes the superhero we know from the other MCU films.
It tells us about Natasha’s life as a human being beyond just her association with S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers, and HYDRA. We get more context on things like Project Insight (from Captain America), her friendship with Bruce Banner, and what happened to her parents in Budapest during World War II — there was even an Easter egg in an earlier MCU movie for reference!
“Black Widow” showcases just how far Marvel Studios has come as a production company over its nearly thirteen-year run.
Despite falling back on MCU tropes throughout this film, it still shows hints of authenticity. The director’s vision is distinct enough to save the film from being like every other blockbuster.
Black Widow Box Office Hit
Including the $13.2m it made domestically on Thursday night and the offshore figures of $22.4M, Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow has totaled $35.6M globally in its opening weekend so far. Industry analysts originally thought that by Saturday numbers would reach up to 140 million dollars and match other Marvel standalone films.
The film directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland premiered in 30 new markets–including Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, Korea and Mexico.
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