Additionally, the Taskmaster will appear as the film's villain.[1] Ray Winstone will portray General Dreykov, who was previously mentioned in Marvel's The Avengers.[4][5] After Julia Louis-Dreyfus' debut as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it was revealed that Louis-Dreyfus was going to appear as the character in this film.[6] Olivier Richters[7] and Olga Kurylenko[8] have been cast in undisclosed roles.


  • This film has had multiple changes to its US release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • Originally slated to be released on May 1, 2020 in the US, the release was pulled on March 17, 2020.[9] On April 3, 2020, it was announced that the release date for this film had been pushed to November 6, 2020.[10]
    • In September 2020, the film was pushed back again to May 7, 2021.[11]
    • In March 2021, the film was pushed back for a third time to July 9, 2021, releasing in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on the same day.[12]
  • This was originally intended to be the Marvel Studios property that launched Phase 4 of their cinematic universe. However, due to the film's release date delays, the Disney+ series WandaVision began Phase 4 instead. Black Widow is still slated to be the first film of Phase 4.








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Links and References


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  3. Kroll, Justin (10 March 2020). Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie Finds Its Wendy and Peter (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on 11 March 2020.
  4. Kroll, Justin (20 June 2019). Ray Winstone Joins Marvel's 'Black Widow' (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on 20 July 2019.
  5. Edwards, Chris (24 March 2020). Black Widow reveals Ray Winstone's key role. Digital Spy. Retrieved on 01 April 2020.
  6. Robinson, Joanna (16 April 2021). Marvel Has Big Plans for That Surprise Falcon and the Winter Soldier Cameo. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on 16 April 2021.
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  8. Black Widow: Olga Kurylenko To Appear In Scarlett Johansson-Led Marvel Film (Exclusive). The Direct (02 April 2021). Retrieved on 03 April 2021.
  9. Rubin, Rebecca (March 17, 2020). ‘Black Widow’ Release Pulled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic. Variety. Retrieved on March 17, 2020.
  10. Rubin, Rebecca (April 3, 2020). ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and More Disney Films Get New Release Dates. Variety. Retrieved on April 3, 2020.
  11. Lang, Brent; Rubin, Rebecca (23 September 2020). ‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Eternals’ Postpone Release Dates. Variety. Retrieved on 24 September 2020.
  12. Black Widow in theaters July 9, 2021

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