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Development & Production


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Jul. 29, 2020
'Black Widow' was confirmed to feature 30 minutes of IMAX footage.   (IMAX)
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Jul. 01, 2020
Scarlett Johansson reiterated that 'Black Widow' is a "franchise" starring herself and Florence Pugh.   (Cast/Crew)

Oct. 14, 2019
'Black Widow' was referred to as a standalone franchise.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Oct. 05, 2019
Florence Pugh confirmed she had wrapped filming for 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Sep. 26, 2019
David Harbour confirmed he had wrapped filming for 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Aug. 18, 2019
'Black Widow' set photos showed an apparent helicopter crash exterior set.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jun. 22, 2019
'Black Widow' was confirmed to be filming in Budapest, Hungary.   (Set Photo(s))

Sep. 12, 2020
'Black Widow' was rumored to be expected to film scenes in Budapest, Hungary.   (HN Entertainment)
Report
May. 29, 2019
'Black Widow' was confirmed to begin production in Norway.   (Set Photo(s))
Official (Updated)
Feb. 25, 2019
'Black Widow' was confirmed to never have been R-rated.   (Marvel Studios)

Jan. 12, 2019
Marvel Studios was rumored to have discussed whether or not to make 'Black Widow' R-rated.   (Charles Murphy)
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Jan. 22, 2019
'Black Widow' was rumored to begin production on February 28, 2019.   (GWW)
Rumor
Oct. 26, 2018
'Black Widow' was rumored to be planning to film scenes in Croatia.   (That Hashtag Show)
Report
Oct. 11, 2018
Scarlett Johansson was reported to be earning $15 million for her involvement in 'Black Widow.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Apr. 26, 2018
Marvel Studios was reported to be meeting with female directors for 'Black Widow.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Apr. 09, 2018
Sebastian Stan said he wants to appear as Bucky Barnes in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 15, 2018
Scarlett Johansson said she wanted 'Black Widow' to show Natasha Romanoff "making independent and active choices for herself, probably for once in her life."   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Jan. 10, 2018
'Black Widow' was reported to be in early development at Marvel Studios.   (Variety)
Report
Jan. 10, 2018
Scarlett Johansson was reported to have met with Marvel Studios executives to discuss what she wants from a Black Widow-focused movie.   (Variety)

Crew


Report
Mar. 31, 2020
Lorne Balfe was reported to score 'Black Widow', replacing Alexandre Desplat.   (Film Music Reporter)
Official
Jan. 14, 2020
Eric Pearson was confirmed to have written the screenplay for 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Jan. 14, 2020
Alexandre Desplat was confirmed to be attached as the composer for 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Apr. 30, 2019
Scarlett Johansson was reported to be attached as a producer for 'Black Widow.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Feb. 15, 2019
Ned Benson was reported to be hired as a writer to rewrite the script for 'Black Widow.'   (Collider)
Rumor (Updated)
Jan. 16, 2019
Rob Hardy was reported to have departed from 'Black Widow,' with Gabriel Beristain reported to be 'Black Widow's' new cinematographer.   (Collider)

Dec. 14, 2018
Rob Hardy was rumored to have joined the crew of 'Black Widow' as cinematographer.   (Discussing Film)
Report
Jul. 12, 2018
Cate Shortland was reported to be attached as director for 'Black Widow.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Jun. 20, 2018
Marvel Studios was reported to be considering Cate Shortland, Amma Asante, Kimberly Peirce, and Maggie Betts to be the director of 'Black Widow.'   (Deadline)
Report
Jan. 10, 2018
Jac Schaeffer was reported to be writing a script for 'Black Widow.'   (Variety)

Cast


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May. 12, 2020
OT Fagbenle had hinted that he is playing Taskmaster in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Mar. 24, 2020
Ray Winstone was reported to be playing Dreykov in 'Black Widow.'   (Empire)
Report
Mar. 11, 2020
Ever Anderson was reported to have been cast in 'Black Widow' as young Natasha Romanoff.   (Variety)
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Jan. 17, 2020
Robert Downey Jr. said he does not know if he will make an appearance in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)

Sep. 13, 2019
Robert Downey Jr. was reported to be reprising his role as Tony Stark in 'Black Widow.'   (Deadline)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 03, 2019
General Ross was featured in the first trailer for 'Black Widow.'   (Marvel Studios)

Oct. 01, 2019
William Hurt's General Ross was seen on the set of 'Black Widow.'   (Set Photo(s))
Official
Jul. 22, 2019
Scarlett Johansson said to "wait and see" for a possible Jeremy Renner / Hawkeye appearance in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
David Harbour was confirmed to have been cast in 'Black Widow' as Red Guardian.   (Comic Con)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
Florence Pugh was confirmed to have been cast in 'Black Widow' as Yelena Belova   (Comic Con)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
O-T Fagbenle was confirmed to have been cast in 'Black Widow' as Mason.   (Comic Con)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
Rachel Weisz was confirmed to have been cast in 'Black Widow' as Melina Vostokoff.   (Comic Con)
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Jul. 04, 2019
Samuel L. Jackson said he would not appear as Nick Fury in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Jun. 20, 2019
Ray Winstone was reported to have been cast in an unspecified role in 'Black Widow.'   (Variety)
Report
Apr. 10, 2019
O-T Fagbenle was reported to have been cast in an undisclosed leading role in 'Black Widow.'   (Deadline)
Report
Apr. 03, 2019
Rachel Weisz was reported to be in early talks for a key undisclosed role in 'Black Widow.'   (Variety)
Report
Apr. 03, 2019
David Harbour was reported to be cast in an undisclosed role in 'Black Widow.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Mar. 18, 2019
Florence Pugh was reported to be cast as a spy in 'Black Widow.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Rumor
Mar. 06, 2019
Marvel Studios was rumored to be considering André Holland for a villain role in 'Black Widow.'   (That Hashtag Show)
Rumor
Mar. 06, 2019
Marvel Studios was rumored to be considering Emma Watson, Alice Englert, Dar Zuzovsky, and Florence Pugh for a second female lead role in 'Black Widow.'   (That Hashtag Show)
Rumor
Mar. 04, 2019
Marvel Studios was rumored to be considering a "black British or African actor" to portray a “tough, dangerous and mysterious” main villain in 'Black Widow.'   (That Hashtag Show)

Release Date


Official
Sep. 23, 2020
'Black Widow' was confirmed to be delayed to May 7, 2021.   (Disney)
Report
Sep. 09, 2020
It was reported that there were "whispers" that Disney could delay 'Black Widow's' November 6, 2020 release date.   (Deadline)
Official
Aug. 27, 2020
'Black Widow's' November 6, 2020 release was confirmed in a new trailer.   (Marvel Studios)
Report
Aug. 19, 2020
'Black Widow' was listed on video on-demand service Movies Anywhere.   (Movies Anywhere)
Official
May. 12, 2020
'Black Widow's' UK release date was confirmed to be October 28, 2020.   (Disney)
Official
Apr. 03, 2020
'Black Widow's' release date was officially delayed to November 6, 2020.   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor
Mar. 29, 2020
'Black Widow' was rumored to "definitely" have a theatrical release.   (ComicBookMovie)
Official
Mar. 17, 2020
'Black Widow's was officially postponed from its May 1, 2020 release date to an unspecified date.   (Marvel Studios)
Report
Mar. 12, 2020
'Black Widow' was reported to still be planned for a May 1, 2020 release date.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Official
Mar. 04, 2020
Disney was reportedly "adamant" about 'Black Widow's' May 1, 2020 release date not being changed due to COVID19 concerns.   (Deadline)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
'Black Widow's' release date was confirmed to be May 1, 2020.   (Marvel Studios)

Plot


Rumor
Oct. 06, 2020
Hawkeye was rumored to appear in 'Black Widow.'   (Amit Chaudhari)
Official
Sep. 20, 2020
'Black Widow' character descriptions for Natasha, Yelena, Alexei, and Melina were available on an official Latino Disney webpage for the movie.   (Disney)
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Sep. 03, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to be "very much reflective" of the recent "Time's Up" and #MeToo movements.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 06, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to feature "a lovely and unique friendship between [Yelena Belova and Natasha Romanoff].   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Jul. 06, 2020
'Black Widow' was confirmed to feature Taskmaster's photographic reflexes.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 06, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to not be adapting "one specific comic or storyline."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 06, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to "propel another female storyline" and hand "'the baton'" to Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 24, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to be "about self-forgiveness and accepting decisions that were made for you."   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 04, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to explore "surprising" moments in between Natasha Romanoff's other movies.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 01, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to be a "family drama."   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 18, 2020
'Black Widow's' release delay was said to not affect the MCU's timeline at all.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 14, 2020
'What If...?' season 1 was said to feature multiple zombified heroes in a Marvel Zombies-inspired episode   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 10, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to be "a real character study of a dysfunctional family.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 09, 2020
'Black Widow' was said to be "going back in time to when [the characters] were much younger."   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Jan. 15, 2020
'Black Widow' was confirmed to feature Natasha Romanoff "confronting the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises."   (Disney)
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Dec. 13, 2019
Florence Pugh denied claims that her character takes up the Black Widow mantle in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)

Jul. 20, 2019
It was said that both Rachel Weisz's and Florence Pugh's characters will take the name "Black Widow" in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 10, 2019
'Black Widow' was said to bring "a new light" to Natasha Romanoff's actions in 'Avengers: Endgame' and 'Avengers: Infinity War.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 07, 2019
Red Guardian was said to be Captain America's "geopolitical adversary" in 'Black Widow.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 07, 2019
'Black Widow' was confirmed to feature a past marriage between Alexei Shostakov and Melina.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 03, 2019
Ursa Major was featured in the first trailer for 'Black Widow.'   (Marvel Studios)
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Nov. 26, 2019
'Black Widow' was said to explore "a lot of tough stuff" such as trauma and self-doubt.   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 16, 2019
'Black Widow' was said to provide "closure" to Natasha Romanoff's MCU story.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Aug. 02, 2019
'Black Widow' was confirmed to be set after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War.'   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Jul. 31, 2019
'Black Widow' was said to explore Natasha Romanoff "very much on her own" after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Jul. 21, 2019
Taskmaster was confirmed to be a villain in 'Black Widow.'   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 21, 2019
'Black Widow' was said to feature more action scenes than any other Marvel movie.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 20, 2019
'Black Widow' was confirmed to be partially set after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War.'   (Marvel Studios)

May. 17, 2019
'Black Widow' was said to take place after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War.'   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Oct. 26, 2018
'Black Widow' was rumored to feature Natasha Romanoff "living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union... as a freelance operative."   (That Hashtag Show)
Rumor
Sep. 24, 2018
'Black Widow' was rumored to involve the Y2K bug.   (MCU Cosmic)
Report
Jul. 12, 2018
'Black Widow' was reported to be set before the events of 2012's 'The Avengers.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Rumor
Apr. 23, 2018
'Black Widow' was rumored to be a prequel taking place in the mid-2000s.   (That Hashtag Show)

Promotional


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Oct. 09, 2020
3 comic book variant covers for 'Black Widow' were officially released.   (Promotional Art)
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Jan. 24, 2020
A 'Black Widow' Chinese New Year themed-poster was officially released.   (Promotional Art)
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Dec. 03, 2019
The 'Black Widow' teaser trailer was released December 3, 2019.   (Disney)

Nov. 19, 2019
A 'Black Widow' teaser trailer was rumored to be released December 3, 2019.   (Daniel Richtman)
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Dec. 02, 2019
The 'Black Widow' teaser trailer was released December 3, 2019.   (Disney)

Nov. 01, 2019
A 'Black Widow' teaser trailer was rumored to be released in the last week of November 2019 or first week of December 2019.   (MCU Cosmic)
Official
Aug. 25, 2019
'Black Widow' footage was previewed at the 2019 D23 Expo.   (Disney)
Official
Aug. 25, 2019
'Black Widow's' first promotional poster was released at 2019's D23 Expo.   (Promotional Image)
Official
Jul. 21, 2019
'Black Widow' keyframe concept art featuring Black Widow vs. Taskmaster was released at 2019's San Diego Comic-Con.   (Set Photo(s))
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
'Black Widow' footage was previewed at 2019's San Diego Comic-Con.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
'Black Widow's' official logo was released.   (Marvel Studios)