After its original 2020 release date was delayed due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, Black Widow‘s July 2021 premiere is finally in sight. In preparation for the Scarlett Johansson-led film’s summer release, Marvel is amping up fan excitement with a brand new set of character posters, showcasing the star-studded cast’s portrayal of the comic book characters.
Ushering in the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, each character confidently poses in front of the film’s emblematic Black Widow motif: Johansson returns as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stands strong as Yelena, David Harbour wears a red-and-white uniform as Alexi/The Red Guardian, Rachel Weiss appears ready for combat as Melina and O-T Fagbenle boasts a concerned expression as an agent. The final image provides a first look at a mysterious taskmaster, but it’s still not clear who will play that role.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow follows the titular character, otherwise known as Natasha Romanoff, as she faces a dark conspiracy that forces her to deal with her history as a spy. Romanoff is left with the duty of healing broken relationships that were left in her wake before she became an Avenger.
Black Widow will premiere simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9. Watch the trailer for the highly-anticipated flick here.