Disney‘s highly anticipated “Black Widow” hit theatres and Disney+ on July 9. The film stars Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff. In addition, audiences will get a deeper look into the character who joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010’s “Iron Man 2.”
The film’s timeline is after 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” and 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” Natasha is on the run after helping Captain America escape and turning her back on Tony Stark. With nowhere left to go, Natasha returns to her birth country with the help of her friend “Mason” (O-T Fagbenle.)
But returning home isn’t that easy after leaving to join forces with the Avengers. First, the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) comes face to face with her sister Yelena (Florence Pugh)- who is also an assassin.
What’s evident in the film is that Yelena will be involved in the Marvel Universe going forward. I talked with Pugh about joining the MCU and Johansson shared the advice Samuel L. Jackson gave to her during one of her early MCU films that she shared with Pugh.