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.[5][6] 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.[7] Olivier Richters[8] and Olga Kurylenko[9] 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.[10] On April 3, 2020, it was announced that the release date for this film had been pushed to November 6, 2020.[11]
    • In September 2020, the film was pushed back again to May 7, 2021.[12]
    • 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.[13]
  • 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.








See Also

Links and References


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  2. Outlaw, Kofi (January 14, 2020). Marvel Releases New Black Widow Synopsis.
  3. Kroll, Justin (March 10, 2020). Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie Finds Its Wendy and Peter (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on March 11, 2020.
  4. MC (January 27, 2021). Exclusive: Violet McGraw Talks her New Film, Our Friend and her Role in Black Widow!. Beautiful Ballad. Retrieved on June 2, 2021.
  5. Kroll, Justin (June, 20 2019). Ray Winstone Joins Marvel's 'Black Widow' (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on July 20, 2019.
  6. Edwards, Chris (March 24, 2020). Black Widow reveals Ray Winstone's key role. Digital Spy. Retrieved on April 1, 2020.
  7. Robinson, Joanna (April 16, 2021). Marvel Has Big Plans for That Surprise Falcon and the Winter Soldier Cameo. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on April 16, 2021.
  8. MARVEL 🤩!!!. Instagram (August 12, 2019). Retrieved on April 1, 2020.
  9. Black Widow: Olga Kurylenko To Appear In Scarlett Johansson-Led Marvel Film (Exclusive). The Direct (April 2, 2021). Retrieved on April 3, 2021.
  10. Rubin, Rebecca (March 17, 2020). ‘Black Widow’ Release Pulled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic. Variety. Retrieved on March 17, 2020.
  11. 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.
  12. Lang, Brent; Rubin, Rebecca (September 23, 2020). ‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Eternals’ Postpone Release Dates. Variety. Retrieved on September 24, 2020.
  13. Black Widow in theaters July 9, 2021

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