Coronavirus: 'Black Widow' release delayed amid pandemic scare, but new Natasha-Yelena still eases the pain
The new still featuring Natasha and Yelena on the run hints back to the bike chase sequence was shown in the trailer and the clip that Marvel Studios dropped during this year's Super Bowl LIV
'Black Widow' recently joined the list of films that pushed their release date due to coronavirus outbreak. However, that hasn't stopped the new details from dropping in. A new still of Scarlett Johannsson's Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova was posted on Twitter by Black Widow_Film. The image sees the duo on a motorcycle with Yelena also carrying a bag.
The bike chase sequence was hinted in the trailer and the clip that Marvel Studios dropped during this year's Super Bowl LIV. However, other than deducing the pair are on the run, there isn't really much left to takeaway. With the film's latest release date unannounced yet, the speculations and theories shall continue circulating on the web.
Talking to EW recently, Johannsson shed light on her character. She also answered the most popular questions surrounding the film. Why did it take so long to be made? "For anyone who said to me, ‘Oh, this [Black Widow film] should’ve happened five or 10 years ago,’ I’m like, it would not have been as substantial. We just would not have been able to do it. This film is happening now as a result of what’s going on in the zeitgeist, and I think it’s pretty cool."
'Black Widow's official synopsis reads, "Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger."
The movie will mark the first MCU installment directed solely by a woman, Cate Shortland. The Australian director is known for 'Berlin Syndrome' (2017), 'Lore' (2012), and 'Somersault' (2004). The first MCU Phase 4 flick also stars Rachel Weisz as Melina, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and David Harbour as the Red Guardian alongside Johansson.
'Mulan', 'A Quiet Place II', 'Fast & Furious 9', and 'No Time to Die' are some of the other big releases that have pushed their release dates amid coronavirus concerns.