Marvel Studios Releases New Disney+ Special for Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Black Widow, Disney Plus

Black Widow served as the MCU's first film in the franchise's massive Phase 4 slate, and it revolved around the past of Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff

The MCU prequel is set in between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and follows the story of Romanoff's bittersweet reunion with her former Russian family, who are portrayed by Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), Rachel Weisz (Melina Vostokoff), and David Harbour (Red Guardian). 

Aside from being the first Marvel film to debut after numerous delays, Black Widow was also the only MCU project to receive a hybrid release in both theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access. While the film garnered a good chunk of positive reviews from fans and critics, this release strategy eventually led to a messy lawsuit spearheaded by Johansson. 

The lawsuit was ultimately settled, though, many would agree that it also pushed Black Widow to become the main topic of discussion among MCU fans even after its release. 

Now, another reason to keep fans talking about Black Widow has emerged in the form of a new documentary special

Marvel Celebrates Black Widow with New Docuseries

Marvel Studios Assembled

Marvel Studios officially released the 57-minute special of Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Widow on Disney+ on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Alongside the special's release, a brand-new Black Widow poster was unveiled

Black Widow
Marvel Studios

The special features an in-depth look at the Phase 4 film, such as interviews from the cast and crew, never-before-seen moments behind the camera, and more. 

Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow


A Special Look at Black Widow 

Marvel Studios: Assembled offers fans a new way to view their favorite MCU projects, giving them an opportunity to do a deep dive into the cast and crew's thoughts behind the scenes. It will be interesting to find out what other secrets were in store while making Black Widow, and given that this is the first film on the Assembled slate, it's possible that something unique will be featured as well. 

It's safe to say that the messy lawsuit centered around Black Widow will not be featured in the documentary special, with it focusing on other entertaining aspects of the film.

The MCU prequel has noteworthy CGI moments, and it's possible that an in-depth breakdown could be shown in the episode. In addition, the bond among the film's cast was also apparent on social media, and snippets of how those relationships were forged behind the scenes could be showcased as well. 

Meanwhile, Black Widow's Assembled poster follows a similar trend of designs from previous installments of the Marvel special. It cements the consistency of the Marvel brand when it comes to promoting their content since it gives a unique feel to the Assembled piece of content. 

This latest Assembled episode should also give fans a whole new perspective about Black Widow. As a result, when they decide to rewatch the film in the future, the audience could see scenes in a different light since the cast and crew will be sharing passionate and noteworthy quotes about several scenes.

Black Widow is now streaming on Disney+. 

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Release Date
July 09, 2021
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.