The first official imagery from Scarlett Johansson’s standalone Black Widow movie landed at San Diego Comic Con this weekend alongside a long-awaited release date: May 1, 2020.
Marvel Studios’ director of visual development and concept artist, Andy Park, revealed the illustration you see below. It depicts Scarlett Johansson’s titular Black Widow engaged in a fight with the film’s protagonist, Taskmaster.
The imagery doesn’t reveal much in terms of narrative, but behind-the-scenes footage leaked last month may help us to understand when in Marvel’s timeline the film will be set.
In a photo gallery posted to Twitter, Johansson can be spied through the open sunroof on a 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring Wagon. Now, unless the vehicle is going to be privy to some CGI action, this indicates that the movie won’t be set in the ’90s as was previously rumored.
Instead, it probably means that the movie will slide in just after 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and just before 2018’s. Take a look below.
The images also reveal a potential first-look at the movie’s villain, rumored to be Taskmaster, who may be played by O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale).
Marvel‘s Black Widow standalone is the first in Phase 4 to be released and it’ll land in theaters nationwide May 1, 2020.
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