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Black Widow Trivia | 85 facts about the new MCU film

Black Widow Trivia | 85 facts about the new MCU film

“Black Widow” is the first Phase 4 film of the MCU and the first solo film for Scarlett Johansson in this franchise. So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about the new film. Black Widow is a 2021 American superhero film It is based on Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name Produced by Marvel Studios Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures It is the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) The film was directed by Cate Shortland From a screenplay by Eric Pearson In the film stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz The new film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016) The film sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront a conspiracy tied to her past Development of a Black Widow film began in April 2004 by Lionsgate With David Hayter attached to write and direct The project did not move forward The character’s film rights reverted to Marvel Studios by June 2006 Johansson was cast in the role for several MCU films beginning with Iron Man 2 (2010) Then, she began discussing a solo film with Marvel Work began in late 2017, with Shortland hired in 2018 Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson contributed to the script before Pearson was hired Filming took place from May to October 2019 in Norway, Budapest, Morocco, Pinewood Studios in England, and in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia It has been delayed three times from an original May 2020 release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic Black Widow premiered on June 29, 2021 at various events around the world It was released in the United States on July 9 simultaneously in theaters and through Disney+ with Premier Access It is the first film in Phase Four of the MCU The film was met with generally favorable reviews from critics With praise for the acting performances and action sequences In June 2021, Boxoffice Pro projected that Black Widow would earn $65–90 million on its opening weekend With a total domestic box office of $155 – 225 million The following month, Boxoffice Pro revised their forecast to a $80 – 110 million opening weekend and $205 – 310 million domestic total This was due to strong ticket presales and positive critical reception Other projections have the film opening between $80 – 90 million domestically With $50 million in other territories For a $140 million total opening weekend Disney is projecting $75 million domestic opening weekend Fandango reported that the film has the most ticket presales in 2021 It has surpassed other MCU films like Doctor Strange (2016) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 80% Based on 306 reviews With an average rating of 7/10 The site’s critical consensus reads, “Black Widow’s deeper themes are drowned out in all the action, but it remains a solidly entertaining standalone adventure that’s rounded out by a stellar supporting cast” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 68 out of 100 Based on 50 critics Indicating “generally favorable reviews” In June 2021, Shortland expressed interest in directing another film in the MCU She opined that a potential sequel to Black Widow would likely revolve around a different character in the lead role since Romanoff is dead in the present-day MCU In February 2004, Lionsgate acquired the film rights for Black Widow, and in April announced David Hayter as writer and director of the film, with Marvel Studios’ Avi Arad producing By June 2006, Lionsgate had dropped the project and the rights reverted to Marvel Studios Hayter and Marvel tried getting another financier to develop the project Marvel entered early talks with Emily Blunt to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) in January 2009 But she was unable to take the role due to a previous commitment to star in Gulliver’s Travels (2010) In March 2009, Scarlett Johansson signed on to play Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, with her deal including options for multiple films In September 2010, while promoting the home media release of Iron Man 2, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stated that discussions with Johansson had already taken place regarding a Black Widow standalone film, but that Marvel’s focus was on The Avengers (2012) Johansson reprised her role in that film, as well as in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) After the release of Age of Ultron, Johansson revealed that the number of films on her contract had been adjusted since she first signed to match the “demand of the character” Marvel had not anticipated the audience’s “great reaction” to the character and her performance In February 2014, Feige said that after exploring Black Widow’s past in Age of Ultron, he would like to see it explored further in a solo film, which alread

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